Posted: Sun 22nd May 2022

Mini golf and new play equipment for Llangollen’s Riverside Park as part of “Brilliant Basics” fund for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

£2.9m will be shared among 18 projects to help deliver small-scale infrastructure improvements in strategically important tourism locations across Wales.

The Welsh Government’s Brilliant Basics capital fund, which is supporting local authorities and national parks to deliver the improvements, will benefit both communities and visitors and support projects to help alleviate pressure in areas that are seeing increased visitor numbers.

Brilliant Basics will also support projects to improve accessibility to sites and projects that make their destinations more environmentally sustainable.

Enhance Riverside Park, Llangollen, will receive £200,000 to contribute toward improvements to the destination.

These include mini golf, play equipment, green Infrastructure including E-bike charging points, water play infrastructure, bandstand seating, interpretation boards and ramped access between levels of the park.

Amenities will be upgraded for both visitors and the local communities at Wepre Country Park and Greenfield Valley, two of Flintshire’s most popular heritage green spaces. Facilities will include improved toilet provision, including a Changing Places toilets and accessible play equipment.

Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, said: “We’re very aware of the important part that local tourism amenities have on someone’s overall experience when on a day trip or on holiday. These facilities often go unnoticed, but they are an important part of people’s experiences when they visit Wales, while also benefit those who live in the area.

“The £2.9m in new funding I’m announcing today will go to projects which will help us make our destinations more accessible and more sustainable, and to grow tourism for the good of Wales.”

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