“Our investment into country parks means that not only do visitors benefit from high quality visitor attractions, but that the parks can meet their running costs and be less reliant on County Council resources to secure their existence for generations to come.”
Work is now under way to improve facilities at Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Staunton Country Park, River Hamble Country Park, Manor Farm and Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve.
Improvements to the country parks include refurbished buildings, improved play equipment, new trails and new catering facilities. New Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) systems at the parks has also seen payment compliance for parking increase to nearly 100%. This ensures a fair system for everyone and enables funding to go back into maintaining the parks.
Councillor Perry continued: “Now that work has started on the remaining parks I look forward to seeing even more people enjoying the outdoors and visiting these wonderful iconic attractions.”
Read the full cabinet report.
More information on individual country park transformations:
Lepe Country Park
River Hamble Country Park
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Staunton Country Park
Royal Victoria Country Park