A NORTH Wales MS has commented on how the Riverside Park project can help 'enhance' Llangollen to visitors and local residents alike.

In 2022, it was announced that the 'Enhance Llangollen Riverside Project' was one of 14 initiatives to secure funding from Community Innovation Denbighshire via the UK Community Renewal Fund, matched by Clocaenog Forest Windfarm Fund and led by Cadwyn Clwyd.

Chair of Llangollen Parks Community Group Jessica Evans said the money would be used to commission a feasibility study centered on proposals including a new ‘splash pad’, landscaping, mini golf, renovations to the bandstand, interpretation boards and E-bike charging points.

In January of this year, work got underway on site on the nine-hole mini golf facility.

Sam Rowlands, Member of the Welsh Parliament for North Wales, has welcomed the plans to give the once-popular Denbighshire park a new look.

He said: “I am delighted to hear about all the work which is going to be carried out to enhance and develop Llangollen’s Riverside Park.

“The town is an extremely popular tourist destination and as a very keen supporter of attracting visitors to this lovely part of the world it is good to see work being carried out to upgrade recreational spaces.

“I am also pleased to see this sort of investment in Llangollen which can only enhance and improve the area for local people and visitors alike.”

Contractors are currently working on a raft of new features for the Llangollen site including a new nine-hole bespoke mini golf which is due to be finished end of March with holes representing places and features of interest within Llangollen and the Dee valley.


This will include an active travel interpretation map for the area and replaces the old course at the site.

New play equipment for the 5-12-year-old age range is also going to be installed early April and work is underway at the bandstand to install electricity power points to increase opportunities for entertainment along with a seating block created into the bank area for spectators.

Green infrastructure has also been introduced at the park with trees to create shade, wildflower planting and shrub planting around the park. Also, a green space area will be extended by introducing grass up to and around the blocked dragon area.

Paul Evans, Plas Newydd Site Manager, said: “While planning this work, we worked closely with Llangollen Fringe along with Llangollen Parks Community group and Llangollen Town Council, who both provided some of the match funding towards the project.”