New park in York to open soon, complete with cherry trees, seating and play features
A new park will open next to York Minster in April, it has been revealed.
Work to create the park on College Green is entering its final phase.
All the main design elements are now in place. These include accessible seating, low-level play features for families, a central stone feature, new cherry trees, and paths.
The final stage taking place this month will see re-turfing and wildflowers added to finish the scheme.
The York BID has been working with York Minster and Make It York to create the park, designed by PWP Design, which is based between Leeds and Harrogate.
The grass and wildflower turf has been provided by Thorganby company Lindum.
To allow the turf to settle undisturbed before the park opens to the public, fencing has been installed along the footpath surrounding College Green.
Pedestrians are being directed to the opposite footpath for access along College Street while the fencing is in place.
This project is being funded by the Chapter of York, York Minster Fund, Friends of York Minster, York BID, and Make It York.
In addition to committing their own funds, York BID secured a grant from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities in 2019 to deliver the project.