Completely refurbished park in Leeds opens in time for summer holidays with brand new equipment

A park in Leeds has undergone a full refurbishment in time for the summer holidays with a host of brand new equipment.

Manston Park in Crossgates was closed while the equipment was being installed.

However, residents can now use the new facilities which include a state of the art climbing frame and roundabout.

A new toddler area with swings has also been installed at the park.

Manston Park in Cross Gates

In a social media post, councillors in the area said: "We’d like to thank Leeds City Council’s Parks and Countryside Team for all their support and hard work to help us make this project a reality.

"We’d also like to thank all the children, parents and community groups that contributed towards this wonderful play area; it was a brilliant example of our amazing community working together."

Speaking to the YEP, councillor Pauleen Grahame said the refurbishment was carried out after calls to improve access for children to play in the ward.

"As a very busy community park it provides a wealth of recreational opportunities for people of all ages and abilities", she said.

Manston Park in Cross Gates plans

"It is hoped that the new equipment will provide children and young people with hours of fun and enjoyment."

The funding for the park was secured from Section 106 and committee funding.

Coun Grahame said she had visited the park on Monday and it was "full" with "everyone happy".

One resident said the completion of the park was "great news" for Cross Gates.

Coun James Gibson wanted to also thank the children, parents and community groups who contributed to the development of the play area.