New boardwalk unveiled at city’s showcase park

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A NEW boardwalk has been unveiled at Bradford’s City Park.

CTS Bridges, based in Huddersfield, has just completed a new timber boardwalk for the major project in the city centre.

The boardwalk, which is 109m long x 3.9m wide, surrounds the mirror pool, which includes fountains and jets.

The six-acre park, which is due for completion this winter, contains a 4,000sq ft mirror pool and 100 fountains, including 40 low-powered fountains.

More than 60 semi-mature trees, bushes and grassed areas have recently been planted around City Park which has been created to provide a new public space in the city centre which it is hoped will attract new visitors.

City Park, which includes Bradford’s grade I Listed City Hall, will be capable of hosting large and small-scale events.

During 2012, it will be used as a focal point for national events, including the Olympic Games, as well as local diary dates such as the Lord Mayor’s Parade and St George’s Day celebrations.

A formal opening will take place once all building work is completed and an official celebration event has been confirmed for Saturday, March 24.

Bradford Council has said the event would be a celebration to show off the park. Full details of the free event will be announced soon.