Parks

Haslam Park saw many trees felled during the February storms

Friends of Haslam Park move step closer to funding for new seats

The Friends of Haslam Park group has secured further funding to create new seats in its park. Four chunks of trees blown down in the February storms are to be turned into seats near the bridge with Savick Brook. Preston Central county councillor Carl Crompton agreed £250 of his annual community fund could go towards the project. It takes the group to £750 of their […]

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Restoration on the Miller Park grotto

Miller Park grotto restoration work nearing completion

Work on restoring the Miller Park grotto is nearing completion. It was due to be finished at the end of August but Preston City Council says the intricate work on the water feature has taken longer than expected. The grotto was closed off in June as workmen add up-lighting to it and re-channel the flow of water. You can see a sample of the uplighting […]

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Park It events see more than 2,000 attend across Preston parks

An event offering free activities for youngsters across the city during the school holidays has seen record take up. Park It saw more than 2,000 people attend throughout August as four Preston parks hosted events. Free sports sessions were offered during Friday evenings in Ribbleton Park, Dovedale Park, Ashton Park and Moor Park. Preston City Council say 2,140 youngsters and parents signed up and came […]

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harlequins Moor Park - Gates, Garstang Road Entrance 1911

Moor Park as it was and how it has changed over time

Following our recent report on the Moor Park restoration project we thought it might be interesting to take a look back at the park’s history.  Moor Park was originally known as Preston Moor and was considerably larger than the area it occupies today; however, even though there have been many changes in its history Moor Park is the largest and oldest park in Preston and […]

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Moor Park pavilion is the meeting point for the sporting events

Moor Park restoration: What to expect when the heritage lottery cash is spent

Councillors nodded through funding for a huge restoration project on Preston’s historic Moor Park. The grade II listed park, which is the largest in the city, has received £1.7m of heritage lottery funding. Preston City Council is also putting in money for the park, but what will Prestonians be getting for their cash? Here is a break-down of what’s due to happen in the park […]

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Friends of Haslam Park miss out on funding for new seats from fallen trees

A park group are half-way to securing the funding needed to turning fallen trees into new seats for Haslam Park. The Friends of Haslam Park have been applying to local county councillors for £1,000 to turn two large Beech trees blown down in the February storms into new seats. Each county councillor has a few thousand pounds they can allocate to local community projects each […]

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