Stone Recreation Ground in Dartford Set for £4.3m Overhaul, New Images Unveiled

Stone Recreation Ground in Dartford is set to undergo a major transformation with a £4.3m overhaul. New images have been unveiled, giving residents a glimpse of what they can expect from the upgraded recreational space.

Located on London Road, the revamped recreation ground will feature a larger cafe, an outdoor performance area, and improved landscaping. Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 29 and the refurbished park is expected to open in the spring of next year.

The upgrades will also include improved changing rooms, a memorial garden, and accessible equipment in the children’s playground. A new scooter track, multi-use games area, climbing apparatus, outdoor gym, running track, and pump track will cater to sports enthusiasts.

The project aims to create a vibrant and inviting environment for residents and promote active lifestyles. Stone Parish Council chair Jessica McQueen expressed her excitement about the start of construction, stating that it represents a significant investment in the community.

CGI images of the revamped Stone Recreation Ground have been released, showcasing the new and improved amenities. The project was made possible by a £4.3m payout from the council’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CiL) fund. The council’s contribution was made after the parish council secured £3.8m from the levy on developers working on housing projects in the area. The parish council had also committed £650k towards the scheme.

Dartford mayor and councillor for Stone Castle ward, Paul Cutler, expressed his pleasure at the news, stating that there is a growing demand for outdoor space in the area. He also acknowledged that the project has been a long time coming and is excited to see the results.

As construction starts, residents are advised that there may be temporary closures in place. However, efforts will be made to minimize disruptions and ensure the safety of all visitors. The new and improved Stone Recreation Ground is expected to be open to the public by next spring.

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