Northumberland County Council
Located within a dense area of housing in the former mining town of Ashington the project has linked the two halves of the park - the Flower Park, which includes extensive floral displays and the open space and football pitches where Jackie Milburn, and the Charlton brothers played as boys.
Works included the reinstatement of the Lost Garden, extensive planting restoration and the upgrading of the activity zone including a new water play area. The new performance space interprets the Woodhorn Mining Disaster of 1916 through a complex floor piece with carved stones and seats. The new Growing Zone is a commitment to providing horticultural training and education opportunities to the local community. It provides a base for Northumberland College as well as Ashington Town Council, park staff and the Full Circle Food Project, a charity that works with marginalised communities to grow food to eat and encourage a healthier way of life.