New sculpture and sign for Page Park
Published on: 14 Aug 2015
PAGE Park has become a welcome stop-off point for cyclists and walkers on the Bristol to Bath railway path, thanks to new landscaping and an artwork.
Following a successful bid from the Friends of Page Park group who applied to the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), improvements have been made to the walking and cycle route between the railway path at Teewell Hill and Page Park, Staple Hill.
The idea behind the scheme is to encourage people to stop, visit the park and make use of the local shops and other facilities such as the new café.
Martin Phillips and William Lee from the Friends of Page Park said: “We are very pleased with the sculpture and the sign. They fit in to the surroundings very comfortably and create a location on the railway path that we hope will encourage path users to come and enjoy our beautiful park and explore our local shops and cafes.”
As well as the new sign which signposts cyclists and walkers to the park, a sculpture has also been provided which lights up at night.
William added, “I’ve heard cyclists say that because the sculpture is lit up at night it does help to make the whole area around the entrance and exit feel more welcoming when it is dark”.
As an added bonus, on weekdays families with children aged five or under can now hire bikes for free from the Sure Start Centre in Staple Hill. Four adult bikes, one foldable bike, a child trailer, child seat and two balance bikes are available to loan by contacting the centre on 01454 862972.
Martin Phillips and William Lee with Verity Heal, from the LTSF