A massive £200,000 injection of Welsh Government money will help bring a range of improvements to Llangollen’s Riverside Park. 

The cash is part of a £2.9 million package announced by Economy Minister Vaughan Gething under the government’s Brilliant Basics capital fund.

It will be shared among 18 projects that will help deliver small-scale infrastructure improvements in strategically important tourism locations across Wales. 

According to the government announcement, in Llangollen “improvements will be made to this popular destination and include mini golf, play equipment, green infrastructure, including E-bike charging points, water play infrastructure, bandstand seating, interpretation boards and ramped access between levels of the park”.   

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The fund, which is supporting local authorities and national parks to deliver the improvements which will benefit both communities and visitors, will finance projects to help alleviate pressure in areas that are seeing increased visitor numbers. 

The Leader: An image of how the proposed mini golf site will look. (Llanblogger).An image of how the proposed mini golf site will look. (Llanblogger).

Llangollen Parks Project, a community group made up of local parents, has been spearheading the campaign for improvements to the park, which is run by Denbighshire County Council.

Its spokeswoman, Jessica Evans, said: “When the Brilliant Basics funding became available we saw the opportunity to work with DCC to look at applying for improvements to the play equipment and band stand as well as improving accessibility around the park. 

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“We have also been able to apply for some money to install the required water pipe input and electricity supply to the location that we hope will contain a splash pad/ water play facility which we will aim for in future funding applications.”

She added: “The full value of the project is £250k which should make a huge difference to the park.

“The project should be completed by spring 2023 so a very exciting and busy time ahead. We can't wait to see the finished project and the difference that this will make for people living in and visiting Llangollen.”