Brooke Park regeneration gets £570K funding boost

Brooke Park in the late 1950s.
Brooke Park in the late 1950s.

Brooke Park’s regeneration has been boosted by a funding package of almost £570,000.

The north’s Social Development Minister nelson McCausland announced the funding this morning. He says the £568,000 is “the final piece of the funding jigsaw” of the £5.6million for the regeneration of Brooke Park.

“Brooke Park is an historic green space with listed structures that date back as far as 1840. Over the years it has fallen somewhat into disrepair.

“I am delighted that my department has been able to contribute almost £570,000, which will complete the final piece of the funding jigsaw for this excellent project. Work can now get underway to enable the park to become a family friendly historic and cultural landscape that will benefit all the residents of Londonderry.”

The Minister added: “ I look forward to getting the opportunity to visit the regenerated park, which will improve the health and well being of the local community as well as adding to the city’s portfolio of tourist attractions.”

Work is due to commence on the 19 acre park later this year with the wider regeneration due for completion late 2016.