Rushcliffe Country Park has welcomed new and refurbished toilets and shade sails to further enhance its visitor experience.
The new sails, located near the children’s play area and skatepark, are designed for all-weather, year-round use, providing essential shade during the summer months and also protection from rain.
Two of the shelters were funded by a visitor who made a donation in their will to the park, which they had visited frequently over the years.
An additional shelter was funded by Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Shared Prosperity Funding.
Newly refurbished toilets have also been installed near the children’s play area with an improved operating system and a fresh, clean look inside. They complement the upgraded toilets near the Visitor Centre, installed in 2022.
The front gates have also been removed to give them an improved appearance.
These are the latest improvements Rushcliffe Borough Council is implementing following user surveys, consultations and feedback from residents over the last two years.
Other recent investments at the park include a new café and outdoor shelter, Visitor Centre, bookable meeting room, improved play area, electric vehicle charging points and pathway restoration work.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transformation, Leisure and Wellbeing, Cllr Jonathan Wheeler, said: “If you’ve visited Rushcliffe Country Park recently, you may have noticed our latest investments.
“The new shade sails are a great addition in time for the colder and wetter months ahead; they provide a focal point where you can enjoy a coffee and cake whilst watching the family enjoy themselves either in the playground or skatepark.
“It’s absolutely heart-warming that a resident who loved visiting Rushcliffe Country Park made a donation when they sadly passed, and we’re extremely grateful for the gift in her will.
“We’ve also completely refurbished the toilets for a clean, tidy and user-friendly feel, with the fence dropped back to make them more fitting with the landscape.
“These upgrades are part of our commitment to keep investing in the Country Park, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, providing high quality open spaces to promote health, wellbeing and recreation.”