Manchester City Council has announced that it will invest £1.5m from its clean city fund to improve more than 40 parks across the region.
The council said the project is part of a wider scheme to raise the standard of all of the city’s green spaces and make sure even more residents visit them on a regular basis.
Improvements are now being made at Fletcher Moss Gardens in Didsbury, while other parks, including Nuthurst Park, Milky Button Wood, Philips Park, Chorlton Park, Painswick Park, Roseberry Street Park in Moss Side, Baguley Park, and Peel Hall Park in Sharston, will also see works over the next few months.
These will include benches, repairs to pathways, the planting of new flowers, trees and shrubs, and improvements to sporting facilities.
Wythenshawe Park’s hall and walled garden will be cleared of undergrowth, with new plants introduced, pathways created to the attractions, while undergrowth along Wythenshawe Road will be cleared later in the year and improvements made to the car park.
Meanwhile, another £600,000, also provided from the fund, will pay for improvements to play areas in the parks later this year.
Manchester City Council’s clean city fund is made up of money from the council’s shareholding in Manchester Airports Group.
The fund, provided largely due to the sell-off of Stansted Airport, is being used to support one-off projects which will benefit the appearance and environment of Manchester.