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Boston Borough Council joins celebrations for Love Parks Week

Boston Borough parks will be among hundreds of parks across the country taking part in Love Parks Week 2023.

The celebration will take place from 28 July to 6 August, bringing together local authorities, green space managers, landowners, residents and community organisations to celebrate and support our fantastic green spaces all across the country.

It comes just after Boston Town Area Committee agreed £150,000 of play area improvements in Boston Town Centre last month and the recent release of our Summer event programme which includes a sponsored beach in Central Park which was sponsored by Boston Big Local.

Works have already started on the installation of the new play equipment in Central Park which will see new surfaced areas, picnic benches and tables, a large horse springer, new water lilies with four way springers and a little mermaid, ugly duckling and castle playground framed unit.

As well as, a new large three-piece pirate ship complete with climbing net will be installed at St John's Boston which will inspire and attract play again and again. The strong themed ship inspires dramatic play, and the variation of climbing, gliding and sliding attracts play on end, again and again, year after year. The unit forms a whole playground with its diverse play activities.

Woodville Road's funding will mean the pirate ship is replaced after it was destroyed by a fire back in September 2022 and at Garfit's Lane we will introduce two concrete table tennis tables with tarmac bases.

Cllr Andy Izard, Portfolio Holder for Communities (Place) inc Parks and Open Spaces, said: "What an amazing campaign to help celebrate and promote the wonderful parks and play areas we have in Boston Borough.

"People love spending their time in their local parks and we are very lucky to have just received funding to be able to keep improving them so people can continue to have fun being active and playing outdoors.

"We have a huge range of park equipment in our borough from the usual known play equipment, exercise fitness apparatus, skate parks, basketball courts, multi-use games areas to large open spaces such as country parks and local woodland areas. We are very lucky that families have the facilities where they can be safe, active and enjoy being outdoors."

Keep Britain Tidy's Chief Executive, Allison Ogden-Newton OBE, said: "The Love Parks campaign would not be possible without the backing of our local authority partners, including Boston Borough Council, park managers and landowners.

"This week is an opportunity for everyone to recognise the value of our parks and green spaces for communities, health and wellbeing, and to encourage groups within our communities that may not think of parks as a space for them to visit."

This year's campaign is made possible thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery.