Redhill Memorial Park to close for summer revamp
A town centre park in Surrey is preparing to close for at least six months for a £1.5m revamp.
Memorial Park in Redhill will be closed to the public from 24 March and is expected to reopen during the autumn.
The work will include building a new cafe pavilion and toilets, creating a "sports zone" with a multi-use games area and an extra tennis court, and installing a new children's play area.
The cycle route and footpaths will also be improved.'Short-term disruption'
Preparatory works have already included thinning out some of the trees near the park entrance and removing some non-native conifers from elsewhere in the park, prior to bird nesting season.
New trees will be planted later as part of the main project, with numbers exceeding those being removed.
Councillor Adam De Save, of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, apologised for the "short-term disruption", but said it would enable the improvements to be carried out quicker than with a phased closure.
"The end result will be worth it," he added.