Phase completed on park regeneration

Richardson Dees Park in Wallsend. Some of it is due to close for refurbishment.

Richardson Dees Park in Wallsend. Some of it is due to close for refurbishment.

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Part of a popular park currently undergoing a restoration has been reopened as the next phase of work is set to begin.

Phase one of the regeneration of Wallsend Parks is nearing completion, with more of the park – the southern area of Richardson Dees Park – being opened to the public last Saturday.

Work, funded by North Tyneside Council along with Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery Fund grants, has seen major improvements at Richardson Dees Park including refurbishment of the bandstand with new lighting, and new railings, surrounds and irrigation around the bowling greens.

Northern parts of the park will remain closed while the contractors, Kier North Tyneside, make the areas suitable for the public.

The Pavilion has been completely refurbished and extended and will open to the public later next month, along with the refitted café.

In the interim, an accessible toilet with baby change facilities is available near to Park Lodge.

Once all work in the park is completed, a celebration day with music and activities for all the family will take place in the park.