Ambitious 20-year vision for Worden Park’s future

A sketch of the North Lodge entrance to Worden Park, which forms part of the vision plan
A sketch of the North Lodge entrance to Worden Park, which forms part of the vision plan
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Opening up disused sections of Worden Park and moving the main entrance on Worden Lane are just some of the proposals put forward as part of a new vision plan for its future.

South Ribble Council has been working on a 20-year plan which would see historic features of the popular park opened up to the public, in the same way as the Walled Garden has been developed.

Improving access for cars is also high on the agenda, as plans are in place to move the main entrance further along Worden Lane to accomodate more traffic.

Bringing special events such as themed historical weekends, balloon festivals and craft markets also form part of the wish list.

The main aims are to restore the area’s historic features, enhance the ecological value of the park, and improve the facilities on offer to
visitors.

Major hopes for the future include:

- Relocating the main visitor entrance

- Opening the historic ice house and arboretum

- Improving the park’s ponds

- Restoring the conservatory and fountain

- Improving sports pitches drainage

For the full version of this story, see this week’s Leyland Guardian.