Celebrate ‘Our Park’ Day At Boultham Park

Park activities and a quiz will mark the anniversary of when Boultham Park in Lincoln first became a 50-acre public open space.

“Our Park” Day on Sunday 15th May will feature a three-hour afternoon of activities which celebrates the date, 87 years ago, when the local council bought the land and opened it to the community.

The Boultham Park Restoration Project, led by the learning disability charity, Linkage, and City of Lincoln Council, would like to mark that milestone. City of Lincoln Brass Band will be performing between 1.30 and 2.30 and there will be a chance to have a go at putting, tennis or bowls. Visitors can also try the historical mini quiz trail around the park and learn some of the history of this open space.

Organiser Neville Coupland says: “We’ve come up with some fun activities for all the family to enjoy the park on a summer Sunday and there will be cake, as is right for a birthday, but you need to do the quiz first!  We’d also like to encourage local people to become involved in making Boultham Park a better place and this is an opportunity to tell us how you can help.”

The event will run from 12.30-3.30pm. This will be followed up, next month, by music in the park and the national Big Lunch event. More details will be announced shortly.

The community activities are is part of the Boultham Park Restoration Project, a £3.7 million joint venture between Linkage and City of Lincoln Council, grant-aided by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund Parks for People initiative. The project will see the development of an education centre, café and horticulture centre as well as the restoration of key park features.

For more information on how to be involved, please contact Neville Coupland on 01522 503197 or email neville.coupland@linkage.org.uk.

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