Final phase of improvements to Gladstone Gardens

Work to improve Gladstone Gardens is entering its final phase this week. 


  • Wednesday, 20 September 2017


The works will include installing new railings, footpaths and improving access to the gardens, as well as cleaning the pond, planting spring bulbs and some additional trees.

New outdoor gym in Gladstone Gardens


These improvements are the final phase in a large-scale renovation of upper and lower Gladstone Gardens, in Barry, which has seen the installation of a new play area, outdoor gym equipment and a multi-use games area.



The balustrade walls, which surround the park, have also been restored as part of this project.



The Vale of Glamorgan Council have invested over £400,000 to improve this much loved park, which now boasts the largest outdoor active zone in Britain.


"We hope that residents, nearby schools and visitors to the area will benefit from these upgraded facilities. As a Council we are committed to promoting health and well-being  and having quality open spaces is an important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle."


- Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Care, Health and Leisure, Cllr Gordon Kemp.


During this final phase parts of the park will be temporarily closed and pedestrians will be redirected to allow this work to take place. The works are expected to last 12 weeks.