Somerset

Work on skate park in Bath's Royal Victoria Park begins

Royal Victoria Park, Bath, by Phil Williams Image copyright Phil Williams
Image caption Royal Victoria Park was opened by Queen Victoria in 1830

Work has begun to upgrade a skate park in Bath, located in a park opened by Queen Victoria more than 180-years ago.

The 57-acre (23-hectare) Royal Victoria Park, which also contains botanical gardens and a lake, was opened in 1830 when the queen was 11-years-old.

A council spokeswoman said the £300,000 project was due to be completed "before the school summer holidays".

The skate park area and footpath will be closed until the work is finished.

The play area will remain unaffected, Bath and North East Somerset Council added, although it warned of some "periods of construction noise".

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