A park in Caister has received £160,000 worth of improvements.

After several months of work, Diana Way Community Park's upgraded facilities were officially opened by the mayor of Great Yarmouth Penny Carpenter.

The renovation was made possible by an £85,000 grant from the government’s Levelling Up Parks Fund and additional funding received from housing developers for community projects, also known as Section 106 money.

During the unveiling, councillor Carpenter said: ‘’I want to thank the Levelling Up Parks Fund for its invaluable support in helping to see our vision for Diana Way Community Park come to fruition.

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‘’Its contribution has been instrumental in enabling the council to create a space that fosters recreation, relaxation and connection for the community.’’

The park has seen the installation of new accessible playground equipment including a roundabout, swing, slide, balance bars and seats.

Almost 100 new trees have been planted, and a fully accessible picnic bench installed and a newly planted wildflower meadow.

The park now also boasts a path designed for ease of use by wheelchair users and pushchairs.

Councillor Carpenter said: “Outdoor and green spaces are extremely important to our communities’ physical and mental wellbeing and these improvements will be something for all ages and abilities to enjoy.

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‘’We are committed to enhancing our public spaces and I am extremely proud of what has been achieved at the park.’’

In addition to the new fixtures and features, existing equipment has been refurbished, new cycle racks and signage have been installed, and the shelter, goals and lines on the court repainted.

The park also retains its skatepark, hard-standing pitch/court for ball sports and a large green open space.

The layout also leaves room for a potential junior league-compliant football pitch in the future.