Sedgemoor District Council and Together Team – East Bridgwater are delighted to announce plans for a free family fun day on Sunday 29th May to celebrate the revamped Coronation Park on Parkway, Sydenham. The fun day will make the most of all of the park’s fantastic new play and sport equipment along with a fun dog competition, sports activities with prizes to be won and lots of stands.

The fun day will start at 10.30am and includes a basketball dunking competition and outdoor gym demos with the Active Bridgwater team from SASP, the chance to take part in a tug of war with local police and footballs skills with Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust, whose attendance has been funded by Homes in Sedgemoor. For the creative amongst us there will be free face painting with get set and tile glazing with Knightstone.

The activities on offer also include something for your four-legged friends with a free-to-enter fun dog competition at 12noon with prizes for the top three dogs  in the three classes available: fabulous fella, loveliest lady and best in show. The new dog agility ‘bark park’ will also be available for use.

Sedgemoor FM will be on-hand to provide the tunes throughout the morning and announce the winners of the dog show and dunking competition before the event closes at 1pm. There will also be free cold refreshments and healthy snacks available as well as the opportunity to buy an ice-cream.

During the park upgrade, completed in December 2015, all of the existing play and sport equipment was removed and replaced with modern and innovative play, sport and dog walking facilities.  The new play facilities feature separate toddler and junior play zones including a 25m zip wire, trampoline, gliders, slides, swings as well as  two large multi-play units.   The park also now features a 15m by 10m basketball hoop and hard standing alongside a football area with two new goal posts. The new outdoor gym features nine different exercise stations including monkey bars, cross trainer, ski machine, spinning bike and hand bike.

The improved dog walking area includes new seating and gates as well as new dog waste bins and a dog agility area, now known as the Bark Park, with five items of equipment including a crawl tunnel.

The park enhancement project, costing £230,000, was funded by £200,000 from the EDF Energy Hinkley Point C Community Impact Mitigation Fund and £30,000 from RLT3 Developer Funds held by Sedgemoor District Council.

Kristy Blackwell, Together Team Coordinator said “The whole Together Team – East Bridgwater and Sedgemoor’s Parks Team are really excited about this event, there’s going to be lots of fun activities to enjoy and all of them free! The chance to take on the local police- and maybe some Together Team and Sedgemoor staff – at tug of war can’t be missed and neither can practising football skills with the Yeovil Town Sports Trust! Whether you enjoy using an outdoor gym, dog walking, taking your children or grandchildren to the park, relaxing by a park bench after a stroll or sports there really is something for everyone in the park and at this event– even a zip wire! I am delighted these facilities are so close by for Sydenham, Bower and Dunwear residents and hope everyone enjoys using them. We’ll see you on the 29th May”.

A spokesperson for Sedgemoor District Council said “The free play and sport facilities on offer in Coronation Park are amongst the best in the district, this is a destination park for East Bridgwater, and the wider town, to be truly proud of.   This free family event has so much on offer and will really showcase the park, we’re looking forward to seeing all ages of local residents enjoying the fun day on the 29th”.