Parks and open spaces in Lincoln will now be linked into one big country park organisation to help promote healthy lifestyles.
From now, all the areas will be under the Witham Valley Country Park project, with a new logo (pictured below). The changes will take place over the coming months.
The places to become part of Witham Valley Country Park are Hartsholme Country Park, the West and South Commons, Boultham Mere, Whisby Nature Park, Tunman Wood, and Skellingthorpe Old Wood.
The network of managed space will make up 26,000 acres of cycling and walking links to other recreation areas around the city, and hopes to promote improved accessibility to green space, health and wellbeing and biodiversity.
The park was up for debate at Hartholme’s fun day this year, allowing the public to influence development, as well as logo design competitions for the children.
Project Officer Sarah Attrill said: “Many areas of the Country Park already offer a high quality experience to local residents and visitors.
“The new identity for Witham Valley Country Park is an important part of promoting the links between all of its constituent parts, and improving accessibility to and within this beautiful and diverse network of open space.”
Witham Valley Country Park project is supported by North Kesteven, West Lindsey and City of Lincoln councils.