Fratton’s new councillor and City MP praise work at Kingston Rec

The sunshine is back and Kingston Rec off St Marys Road reopened to the public ahead of an official reopening next month – with families across Fratton and beyond enjoying the new facilities.

Cllr Tom Coles, Fratton’s new ward councillor paid the park a visit this weekend with his family and city MP Stephen Morgan.

Fratton Big Local created a new design with additions like a double zip wire and a water play area in consultation with local people. The transformation was made possible though local grants ensuring the £300,000 met local demands.

Cllr Tom Coles said:

Our park has been transformed and will be the envy of every community in Portsmouth. I encourage every Fratton family to pay it a visit.

My thanks to Anna and the team at Fratton Big Local for delivering yet another successful project for our community”.

Stephen Morgan MP added:

“It was a pleasure to pop back and see the completed works at the Kingston Rec on a sunny day following a wander round on a wet day in April.

Being the park I went to growing up in Fratton, I’m hugely proud of those who have made this important project a success.

I look forward to working with the team to continue their good work”.