Lancaster now has a brand new recreation facility with a multi-use games area as well as two fully restored tennis courts and two immaculate bowling greens.
Highfield is located at the top of Derwent Road, near Lancaster Royal Grammar School.
A small group of local residents working as a sub group of the Gregson Community Association has raised £190,000 to bring about this transformation and will mark the achievement with a grand opening event and fun day on Saturday, September 14 from 11am until 3pm which will take place on the Highfield site and on Low Moor (the big green field in Quernmore Road, opposite Williamson Park).
The fun day will give everyone taster sessions on the tennis courts, bowling greens and multi use games area.
There will be craft stalls, a bouncy castle, food and a licensed bar, as well as an information stall with membership application forms that will give residents a full year’s access to bowling and tennis for £20 (individual membership) and £40 (family membership) with a £5 discount for members of the Gregson Community Association.
Alison Halladay, chair of the Highfield project group, said: “We are delighted that after six years’ hard work we have got to this point.
“We now have a fantastic new recreation facility in Lancaster for all to use. It is marvellous to see so many young people enjoying the site during their summer holidays.”
For more details visit www.gregson-community-association.org.uk.