Dr Pit Park Improvement Project

A project to put the heart back into Doctor Pit Park has begun in early 2016.? Funding to make improvements to the play area and to install a new multi-use games area has already been awarded by Northumberland County Council’s Section 106 Housing Developer Funding Scheme.

Subject to more successful funding bids, further planned improvements include:

  • Planting more bulbs, flowers and trees throughout the park for colour and wildlife value
  • Removing overgrown conifers
  • Widening the footpath through the Toddler’s play area to the Gordon Terrace entrance (by the school)
  • Improving footpath surfaces throughout the park
  • Removing barriers by taking out the hedge by the wheeled spots area, and the fence between the two play areas
  • Improving the entrances at Park Road at Gordon Terrace
  • Improving the Rockery and making it a space to be explored and played on

To help us make these improvements happen we would really like your views and ideas about the park.? Please click here to complete our survey of the park.? By completing the survey you could win ?25 of Garden Centre vouchers.

If all funding is secured, work on improving the park should begin in Autumn 2016.

For more information please contact Emma Evans, Parks Monitoring and Development Officer on 01670 623852



Link to Live survey –


Wednesday, March 23, 2016