Second phase of work on the Southport King’s Gardens completed

10th December 2015

Work is finished on the second phase of the refurbishment of Southport’s King’s Gardens.

Sefton Council began the restoration of King’s Gardens in 2012/13 through the Parks for People programme of the Heritage and Big Lottery Funds. Since then, the Gardens have grown in popularity and an active Friends of King’s Gardens group has been set up.

The first round of works, which began after the summer holiday season, includes wheelchair access to a number of areas on the Garden’s, including a ramp to the arts and crafts shelter and improved access to section of the Marine Lake.

A wheelchair access roundabout has also been installed in the play area with welcoming signage at each entrance to the Gardens.

Historical signage will inform visitors to the Gardens about the history of the site including the development of the Gardens and their opening by King George V in 1913.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said, “It is fantastic that the second phase of works at King’s Gardens has now been complete and the wheelchair access roundabout ensures the play area is inclusive to all children.

“I hope that residents continue to visit and enjoy the restored gardens over the winter period.”

For more information please contact the King’s Gardens Project team on 0151 934 2497, or visit the King’s Gardens Blog


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