Leeds City Council is spending £3.7m on revitalising 23 of its parks and green spaces.
Improvements will include small park infrastructure projects, such as new furniture, signs and educational information, and larger-scale projects such as play areas and improved CCTV security systems.
The programme will also include £475,000 for youth facilities such as skate parks and BMX tracks. Allotments will receive £100,000 of improvements, as will public rights of way. Work totalling £600,000 is has started, the rest will be done in the next two years.
Millennium Square in the city centre will see the permanent installation of a bronze-medal-winning show garden from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2005.
Cabe Space director Julia Thrift is encouraged by the level of investment in the city. She said: “We are impressed that the authority is taking a strategic approach to spending the money and will target spending where it is most effective, starting with an assessment of parks using Green Flag criteria.”
Council leader Andrew Carter said: “Our parks are a fantastic asset. This money will ensure that everyone in the city sees real improvements in their local areas.”
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