Work to remodel Romano Park begins

Work to remodel Romano Park begins


Enchancment works to Romano Park in Ingleby Barwick have begun, together with repairs and upgrades to the prevailing play space and set up of a brand new ‘dragon fort’.

The bespoke ‘dragon fort’ play tools, which was developed with enter from native schoolchildren, a brand new basket swing and repairs and substitute of current objects within the play space will assist to create a key customer attraction as a part of the city’s leisure supply.


A group rising space on the location and a planting scheme with timber, shrubs and benches are additionally a part of the general enhancements. There will even be higher entry to the platform close to the Barwick Pond nature reserve and a re-marking of the Multi Use Video games Space, which can permit youngsters and younger individuals to play varied kinds of sports activities.

The rising space will permit direct entry from All Saints Academy faculty for younger individuals to get pleasure from in addition to wider group teams.


In step with the Council’s ambition to make the Borough’s parks extra inclusive for as many households as attainable, the park will even embody three new in-ground trampolines, accessible options on the ‘dragon fort’ play merchandise and a brand new sensory path with musical devices.

The work, which can happen in two phases and can be full by the late autumn, is a part of the Council’s city centres funding programme, making certain they’re vibrant locations and match for future generations.

Councillor Nigel Cooke, Cupboard Member for Regeneration and Housing at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, mentioned: “It is nice to see the plans for Romano Park turn into a actuality to allow our younger individuals and their households to get outdoors and benefit from the open area in a protected atmosphere.

“I’m actually wanting ahead to seeing the work progress and particularly, enchancment to make it a high-quality play space that can be one other unbelievable addition to the leisure providing in Ingleby Barwick.

“The present park was wanting drained and wanted changing so it is nice to see this to assist add to the providing for locals and guests alike.

“The city has benefitted from important Council funding over time such because the creation of the close by IB Leisure Centre and the work to Romano Park is one more improvement which can solely improve its providing.”

As a part of the scheme, improved signage, substitute litter bins, further benches and CCTV cameras are additionally being put in, in addition to an extension of the laborious standing surfacing across the current warfare memorial in order that pop-up meals and beverage concessions will be explored.

The enhancements are a results of the ‘Let’s Speak About Our Cities’ public session that occurred in 2020. The session confirmed assist for extra group leisure services, parks and gardens, in addition to actions for younger individuals.

The Council labored with pupils at Myton Park Major Faculty, St Therese Major Faculty and Winstone Major Faculty to provide you with concepts that might create a stand-out play space for households to get pleasure from.

New swings, a dragon theme and trampolines had been simply a number of the concepts that youngsters created and drew as much as assist form the plans.

Contractor BCE Northern Ltd have been appointed to hold out the works. The vast majority of enhancements will happen in section one, with the set up of the function play merchandise and improved signage to happen later this yr.

Discover out extra data on the programme on the Council’s web site.