‘This is a significant event in the development of the Park,’ commented Ashley. ‘The open spaces here have really come to life in recent weeks and the handover means the public can now visit the Park and bring their dogs and enjoy the beautiful landscape we’ve created.’

Highwood donates £300,000 for improvements to parks and open spaces

The vast central space that spans Avenue Park and through to the local centre is now the responsibility of the Council and comes as Highwood’s generous donation of £300,000 to improve parks and open spaces around Eastleigh is announced – a move welcomed by the Chair of Eastleigh Local Area Committee, Cllr Paul Bicknell.

‘This investment in these exciting projects is in addition to the new play area planned for North Stoneham Park,’ he revealed. ‘This further reinforces ELAC’s commitment to investing in new play areas and public open spaces for our residents, enabling our younger generation to benefit from quality outdoor play areas for many years to come.’

Work on the new play park that residents and visiting children will be able to enjoy should begin in late February and will be followed by a further handover of other public open spaces in March.