Welsh seaside park wins plaudits

State of the art Drift Park wins design praise

A new seaside park in North Wales has been praised by the country’s Design Commission. Drift Park, named in honour of its beach them was finished this year after four years in the making. The £3.8m park, designed by Liverpool-based landscape architects Brock Carmichael Associates, was created as part of a regeneration of the coastal town of Rhyl- the second largest in North Wales. The head of design review for the Commission Cindy Harris commended its layout and detailing such as its timber “pebble” seats, “fun" shower heads designed by children and public artworks. She said: "It was a real pleasure to see the realisation of the scheme at first hand. The park was full of people and obviously being enjoyed by summer visitors and the local community. We have every reason to expect that this exemplary project will spearhead further regeneration in the area and set standards to be followed in the future." The park is split into five themed gardens - a natural garden, a children’s playground, a mini golf course, an open air theatre and a paddling pool with interactive jets.

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