Councillors and staff at Tyne Riverside Country Park

Improvements coming to Tyne Riverside Country Park

Work is getting underway to improve play facilities at a Prudhoe park.

The scheme at Tyne Riverside Country Park in Low Prudhoe will expand and improve the children's play area, and include extra equipment aimed at children with accessibility issues

As well as this, north east artist John Craggs has improved the exterior of the visitor centre with the creation of colourful murals showing a number of scenes featuring local wildlife.

John’s work can be seen on buildings and structures across the north east including Ridley Park in Blyth, areas of Newcastle Quayside, Prudhoe West Academy and the town’s bus shelters.

The works, which form part of the council’s country park improvement programme, should be complete by the Easter weekend.

At times the play area and part of the car park will be closed to public access to enable the works, although this will be kept to a minimum.

As expanding the play area will result in the loss of a few adjacent car parking spaces, the overflow car park behind Low Prudhoe Council depot in the park will be opened to general public use during daylight hours, resulting in an overall increase in car parking facility for the visiting public. 

The cafe and visitor centre, and the rest of the park will be open as usual throughout the works.

Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet Member for Environment and Local Services, said: “Across the county we’re working to create further improvements in our country parks, which are some of the jewels in the crown of Northumberland.

“We know how well loved these play areas are for children and families so it’s great we’re able to expand this one and make it more accessible.”

Prudhoe South Councillor Gordon Stewart said: “I am delighted that the leisure and tourism offer in Prudhoe continues to be improved, the town has so much to offer.”
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