A land reclamation project at the old Bewsey tip site in Warrington is to receive a £543,000 grant from the North West Development Agency.
Warrington council is covering the remainder of the £750,000 project to create sports pitches, a children's play area, and a network of surfaced pathways linking to Sankey Valley Park.
The former tip is already designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation in the council's adopted Unitary Development Plan.
This scheme is part of a programme of works called Revive where Cheshire County Council and NWDA are working together to reclaim 170 hectares of brownfield land in Cheshire and Warrington.
In March last year NWDA said it would award £17.3m to Cheshire for new open green space with improved public access on derelict and neglected land.