08 JUN 2013

Helen Opens Cobtree Manor Park

Helen Grant MP, the Member of Parliament for Maidstone and The Weald joined Maidstone Councillor, John Wilson, on Saturday to unveil Phase Two of the Cobtree Manor Park Project.

The Cobtree Manor Park Project aims to encourage greater public use of the park by providing facilities for all the family. Phase One of the project was completed in Summer 2012 and featured the installation of outlying play equipment, which has already proved extremely popular.

Phase Two has introduced a new large play area, based on the history of Maidstone Zoo, including: towers, tunnel slides and wobbly bridges, new circular footpaths and a resurfaced main path in the woodland walk, which will make the walk far more pleasant during the muddy winter months. New benches, bins and information boards are also being installed.

Phase Three, which is in the design stage, will feature a new sculpture trail by local artist Jason Mulligan, and a new visitor centre and café.

Helen said: "It is an absolute delight to unveil Phase Two of Cobtree Manor Park's renovation. It is a great day out for the entire family and I very much recommend it".

Councillor John Wilson said: "The opening of this latest phase of the Cobtree Manor Park project is a flagship event for Maidstone. The facilities we are offering to all family members are on a par with the best you will find anywhere".

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