Park’s £4.3m makeover to begin
A popular play area and skate park are closing for the start of a multimillion pound improvement scheme.
The closures at Mote Park, Maidstone, are set to last eight weeks for the first leg of a £4.3 million makeover over the next three years.
The skate park closed on Monday while the play area will close on Tuesday next week. The transformation was set to begin in February but was delayed due to snow and then a ruptured sewage pipe.
This first wave of improvements, worth £ 1.85 million, include a new adventure zone, offering a high ropes course, adventure golf course, a new play area and a refurbished skate park. The second phase, due for completion next year, will see the construction of visitor centre.
It will include space for venue hire, a new café, toilets, baby changing facilities and an estate services building all costing £2 million.
A third phase will involve footpaths, road repairs and resurfacing costing £375,000.