South Ribble’s initial new park in 40 years is to be strictly non-stop subsequent month.
Complete with an iconic Inglis Bridge, feeling garden, furious bluebell timber and inlet trail, St Catherine’s Park in Lostock Hall is a initial of a Central Parks to be completed.
To symbol a milestone, a Picnic in a Park will be hold on Jun 12 to coincide with a Queen’s 90th birthday.
Councillor Phil Smith pronounced it was an “incredibly sparkling step forward”.
He added: “Central Parks is an considerable intrigue that will see a biggest new park in a North West created. Fundamentally, it will not usually yield another initial category park in South Ribble, it’ll also strengthen swathes of a pleasing immature space from destiny growth – providing a durability bequest from a legislature to destiny generations.”
The new park marries council-owned land, before famous as Dandy Brook Park, with open space belonging to St Catherine’s Hospice. New footpaths have been combined to safeguard it is entirely permitted for wheelchair users and prams.
Lorraine Charlesworth of St Catherine’s Hospice said: “The growth of St Catherine’s Park has been an critical partial of a skeleton in new years to open a hospice drift adult to some-more people.
“We wish to entice a village in to suffer a parkland – from a wetlands area to a feeling garden – and to make use of a comforts during a onsite café and village hub, The Mill.”
The cruise will start during 1pm. There will be live music, a grill and a magician.
The Vice Lord Lieutenant Colonel Alan Jolley will betray a board to announce a park strictly open during 3.30pm. The Inglis Bridge will be non-stop during 3.45pm followed by a toast to a Queen during 4pm.