Work begins on New Sir Hickman Bacon Memorial Park in Gainsborough

by | 29 July 2023 | Gainsborough, Notice

Building work is under way to create a new and improved playground for children in Gainsborough.

The Sir Hickman Bacon Memorial Park project is a step closer now and will deliver new and enhanced play equipment for teens and toddlers at the site in Gainsborough on the Levellings.

The project, which is being funded by a £100,000 grant from FCC Communities Foundation as well as £8,000 from West Lindsey District Council, is expected to open later in the year. It will also include totally renewing the toddler / junior play area, refreshing an existing ball court, increasing opportunities for teens to play in a separate area and providing new opportunities to exercise for all.

Councillor Richard Craig of Gainsborough Town Council is excited that the project is starting to take shape: “It’s great to see our vision for this vital community facility moving closer to reality. We are extremely grateful for the funding FCC Communities Foundation has given us and we’re looking forward to opening to the public.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund. For more information about FCC Communities Foundation funding visit

Grant White, Communities Manager at West Lindsey District Council says: “We are pleased to support the new play park at Levellings. We hope the new park will encourage people of all ages to get out, have fun and exercise. We look forward to seeing the project completed for the enjoyment of residents of Gainsborough.”

The Sir Hickman Bacon Memorial Park (Levellings) is an existing park for which Gainsborough Town Council have sole responsibility. The years have taken their toll on this once-thriving park. It is essential now that this park is brought back to life, as it is surrounded by residential properties and is in a central part of town. It is within easy reach of Southwest Ward, Trent and North Ward residents, and close to two schools and local Scouts groups.