Opening of Rainbow Park new multi-use games facility marks the 100th play site provided by Sefton Council

26 June 2023 3min read

Sefton’s Mayor, Cllr June Burns, officially opened the new multi-use games area in Rainbow Park with the help of local school children from Melling Primary School.

Work has been underway at the Park since early 2023 to deliver the new multi-use games area.

Shooting hoops!

With built-in goal ends and basketball hoops, the new area provides local residents with a high-quality area for sports and exercise. And alongside the Mayor of Sefton, local school children were the first to enjoy the site, with the Mayor even shooting hoops!

Cllr June Burns, who was joined at the park by ward councillors and cabinet member Cllr Ian Moncur, said:
“Rainbow Park is an important open space for the local community in this area, and the provision of this new scheme greatly enhances the site, and gives local people a new, added facility for their community.

“I would like to thank all who made the delivery of this scheme possible. And it was a pleasure to see local school children enjoying the new space.”

Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “It’s great to celebrate the opening of the multi-use games facility at Rainbow Park, and we’re delighted to be delivering local residents with a new high-quality facility for exercise, sport and recreation in time for the summer months. As well as additional pathways and landscaping.

“It’s a great example of partnership between the community, Council and local businesses working together to bring improvement works like this to fruition.”

Partnership working

Funding for both the multi-use games area and the new play equipment has been supported from S106  money agreed by Molyneux Ward Councillors Marion Atkinson, Paula Murphy and Danny Burns with allocated funding from award-winning housebuilder Bellway.

David Williams, Managing Director at Bellway North West, said: “The new multi-use games facility at Rainbow Park looks great. I’m sure it’ll prove popular with residents living at the development, as well as those in the local community.  

“With all new residential developments we work with the local authority to bring additional benefits to the locality and this is a wonderful example of how Bellway and Sefton Council have delivered a much needed and resourceful facility in Melling.”

Future plans

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Molyneux Ward Councillor, said: “It has been brilliant to see the plans for the Park come to life. I want to thank all involved, in particular local residents for the support received through this process.

“We’re not finished with Rainbow Park yet though, as we continue to look at how we can further develop this space for our local residents.”

Plans for further enhancements to the landscaping in the future are being explored.

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