Pupils from Sidney Stringer Academy joined local ward councillors to celebrate the completed renovation works at Swanswell Park.
The works - which have taken three months to complete - will provide many benefits to the local community and visitors to the much used park.
Improvements include footpath resurfacing, reconstructing part of the island in Swanswell Pool to help protect the swans and other nesting birds in the park and the installation of new outdoor gym equipment and new children’s playground facilities.
Pupils were particularly keen to try the new range of outdoor gym equipment installed at the park, which has been provided through £25,000 of investment from the Public Health Team at Coventry City Council.
The park is being launched as latest government figures show that 55% of adults in the city now spend more than 150 minutes a week taking part in physical activities – a rise of 14,000 more local people being active over the last two years.
Councillor Abdul Khan, cabinet member for culture, leisure, sports and parks said:
“It is great to see this green space improved for the benefit of all the community. The outdoor gym equipment is a relatively new concept for parks in Coventry and I would like to encourage all residents to come and give it a try”.
Nico De Groot the physical education teacher for Sidney Stinger Academy said;
“The outdoor gym equipment is a fantastic development for the park and will be a great benefit for the sports development programmes we run. I am impressed the equipment offers resistance training enabling any age or ability to workout”
Another key feature for the park is the new playground equipment including a 'ship-wreck' which provides children with opportunities to climb, slide and play creative games as well as other equipment such as cradle swings for very young children, a large ‘nest’ swing, a large seesaw and a spinning disc roundabout.
Further improvements at Swanswell Park are set to continue as a new construction project for the park will be announced with City College students in the New Year.