New Sir Hickman Bacon Memorial Park now open following official launch

by | 4 September 2023 | Community facility, Exercise, Gainsborough, Health

Gainsborough’s local community will benefit following the opening of a renewed and revitalised play area on the Levellings.

The Sir Hickman Bacon Memorial Park is now up and running following its official opening attended by Council Leader Councillor Richard Craig with councillors from both West Lindsey District Council and Gainsborough Town Council at the facility on Love Lane on Friday 11th August.

Included is a redeveloped junior play area with swings, slide and roundabout and an improved teen area containing popular climbing and skate equipment, all now available at this new facility. This is in addition to a fitness area, giving locals the basis for a community exercise hub, and an interactive and engaging outdoor area for virtually all ages. It was funded by a £100,000 grant from FCC Communities Foundation as well as £8,000 from West Lindsey District Council.

Councillor Richard Craig, Leader of Gainsborough Town Council, is delighted that the project is now in use. He said: “This vital facility is going to make a real difference to those who use it, as well as the wider Gainsborough community. We are extremely grateful to FCC Communities Foundation for providing funding as we would not have been able to go ahead without its support.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund. Find out more at