A NEW £190,000 high-tech play area has been unveiled in Bilton.
Housing provider Affinity Sutton paid to transform the underused grassy area on the green in Nelson’s Way.
It now has a multi-use games area, a toddler’s play area, pathways and sloped access, new tree planting, wildflower swathes and shrub beds, as well as benches, lighting and bins.
Rugby Mayor Gwen Hotton attended the open day last Thursday.
She said: “I think the new park looks wonderful and everyone should be praised for their hard work..
“I believe it’s a big improvement. It was something the area really needed and I hope it’s enjoyed by all the people living here.”
Members of a newly formed residents’ association, staff from Affinity Sutton, local schools, Bilton Evangelical Church, Rugby Borough Council, Warwickshire County Council and the police were all involved in the project which was designed by award-winning PRP Architects.
Visitors to the park last Thursday enjoyed free ice-creams, a hog roast, face-painting, stalls and games.
The makeover is part of Affinity Sutton’s continued investment in Bilton.
Kaye Hoggett, Project Manager for Affinity Sutton, said: “As a business for social purpose we are committed to investing in our communities.
“Now that the main work is over we are still keen to hear from residents with fundraising ideas for more equipment and play leaders to get the local youngsters involved.”