Five For Fleetwood
We are creating an ecology park on the landward side of Rossall sea defences from West Way to Fairway (see artist's impressions below).
The 1.5km strip of land will be known as Larkholme Grasslands and is already classed as a Biological Heritage Site because of the rare species of flora and fauna that grow there. The area will be enhanced to allow residents to enjoy the rich and diverse wildlife and will feature specially created sculptures, designed by Mythic Coast artist Stephen Broadbent.
The ecology park will feature artworks that bring to life the diverse range of marine species that give the area its Biological Heritage Site status. Colourful aluminium grassland beacons designed by artist Stephen Broadbent will stand tall at pedestrian access points along the promenade and as way-finders connecting paths to the promenade. Hand carved wooden artworks will illustrate a new story about the grasslands' ecology, linking the project to the Mythic Coast, an artwork trail based on folklore and myth surrounding the local coastline. Seating, pathways and bridges will be added to make the whole area more accessible and enjoyable.
The new sea defences are due to be completed in November 2017 when the promenade will also re-open. Larkholme Grasslands will be completed in spring 2018.
To find out more call into the information cabin at West Way car park which is open Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 5.30pm, or visit fyldecoastalprogramme.co.uk.
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