Vale of Glamorgan Council revamp Penarth’s Wordsworth park in time for school summer holidays

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has transformed Wordsworth Park in Penarth by introducing bigger and brighter facilities for families to enjoy this summer.


Published: Thursday 27 July 2017


Section 106 funding from a local development has been spent on new equipment, including a wheelchair-accessible roundabout, a flat-seat swing and wide-access gate, as well as other new additions.

“Now the changes have been made, I have never seen it so busy. The park is always full of young children.” - Alex McDonald, Penarth Youth Action

A public consultation was held in September and October last year, when school children and local residents offered ideas on how they’d like to see the park enhanced.


The improvements have included revamping the play area with new equipment, safety surfacing, access improvements, bins and seating. This recent refurbishment is part of an ongoing series of investment in park facilities across the Vale.


New look for Wordsworth park
Members of PYA


“This is great new park for children and with the new improvements; we hope more people can use the park this summer.


This latest improvement is a great example of the work undertaken by the council and the team will continue to improve parks across the Vale of Glamorgan.”


Councillor John Thomas,  Executive Leader and Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources


Wordsworth park is the latest refurbishment in a series of park improvements across Penarth, following Cwrt Y Vil, Plassey Sqaure and Cliff Walk.  Members of Penarth Youth Action (PYA) were also consulted about changes to the park.