THE final touches are being made to a state-of-the-art play park which has undergone a £200,000 transformation.

St George’s Road Park in Millom is nearing its official reopening after months of construction work.

The park, which received £200,000 of funding from Copeland Council, includes climbing towers and slides, group swings and spinning equipment to entertain the children of Millom for years to come.

Simon Donnelly, a Millom town councillor, said it had been a ‘long process’ but the results looked ‘amazing’.

He said: “The work up Millom play park is progressing nicely.

“Millom Town Council have been up there regularly chatting with the fitters and to take pictures of the development.

“It’s come a long way in such a small amount of time.

“Watching it develop from an idea to working with the local children on designing it then to see it taking shape has been an unbelievable experience.

“There is still a fair bit of work to do and we would love to give everyone an exact date of opening but right now the best answer we can say is an early summer opening.

“All good things come to those who wait and the wait will be all worth it, I can promise people that.

“I know there are a lot of children chomping at the bit to play on it and I cant wait to see them all over it. Millom Town Council would also like to thank the community for respecting the site and its boundaries.

“The public have be exemplary and have been a credit to the town.

“But all this couldn’t have been completed without the funding and support we have received from Stronger Towns Fund Accelerator Funding Programme."

Millom Town Council is also planning the town’s next project which will be a skate park or pump track in Haverigg.