Nottingham's Forest Recreation Ground to get £5m upgrade

Forest Recreation Ground
Image caption The council said the improvements would preserve the park's historic elements

More than £5m is to be spent on improvements to a park in Nottingham.

The money will be spent on upgrading paths, toilets and plant areas at the Forest Recreation Ground as well as restoring its Grade-II listed lodge.

Entrances at the park will also be improved and a new cafe and "sports zone" are to be created.

The £5.1m improvements are being funded by the National Lottery after a group of organisations, including Nottingham City Council, bid for the cash.

Preparation work, including the demolition of the park's bowls pavilion, has already taken place.

Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council's portfolio holder for leisure, culture and tourism, said: "This project involves conserving the historic elements of the park and upgrading the facilities which will revitalise the whole area."

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