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Changes set to come to California Country Park

Changes set to come to California Country Park

23 August 2016
California Country Park

Wokingham Borough Council is currently asking users of California Country Park what they think of proposed changes and improvements to the country park.


The improvements, delivered in phases, would include a new car park with space for more cars and easier access to the park, as well as an improved access road that would be widened to allow for two-way traffic and design features to ensure vehicles stay slow and drive safely.


The café is also planned to be improved with a new all-weather outdoor seating area to encourage an evening café culture.


Cllr Parry Batth, deputy executive member for environment, said: "California Country Park means many things to many people; it’s a place for walking, playing or simply enjoying the peace and quiet.


"From the magnificent trees and rhododendrons and the popular paddling pool, to wonderful wetlands and lake, the park is haven for all of us needing a break from busy lives or just a lovely place to meet and have fun.


"With the popular restaurant now well established, the park is thriving day and night. But we believe it can be better and so are planning a series of improvements to open up the park for more visitors and to make even better use of this delightful space.


"These proposed changes will build on the success of California Country Park while maintaining its special character as a place for all ages to enjoy together."

Visitors to the country park would also be guided around the park by new signs and information boards that will be designed to fit in with the countryside-feel.

Anyone who would like to find out more can check out the proposed plans online (PDF document) or by visiting the country park. Comments can be made by emailing: countryside@wokingham.gov.uk

The borough council will be submitting a planning application later in the year. If agreed, the changes would be delivered in phases once funding been secured.


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