Campaign launched to see improvements in Windermere Playground

A campaign has been launched hoping to secure hundreds of thousands of pounds to invest in a popular playground and park in Windermere.

Windermere Park for All is a constituted group that is working with local Authorities to realise an exciting vision for a new playground and outdoor activity space on Windermere’s Queen’s Park (more commonly known as The Rec). The team is keen to listen and work with residents to see the improvements made. The group was not set up by the Council, but by residents keen to improve an important asset for the town.

Vikki Bolton, a mother of two and a local school teacher, commented on the launch of the group saying:

“We are very excited to get this campaign underway. The playground is very well used but the equipment is tired and the ground conditions aren’t ideal. As a group we have an exciting vision that we hope everyone can get involved and engaged with. We are so excited to be working towards a better park for all.”

Windermere Park for All have already met with the landowner, South Lakeland District Council, who are said to be very positive about what the project is hoping to put forward.

A budget has yet to be set but the group are looking for any and all support from Individuals, Trusts, Community Service Organisations, local businesses and the Council. The Group stress that at this stage community involvement is more important than money. The Group want to work with everyone and anyone who wants to be involved.

Chair of Windermere Park for All is Windermere’s Councillor Ben Berry:

“Some of the facilities on Queens park have needed renovation for years, I am very excited that we have an opportunity not only to look to renovate those but to bring new facilities to this wonderful park in the heart of our community.”