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The improvements  include a new multi-use games area, new seating, installation of a drop kerb, a new play area and fencing. The derelict running track has also been removed. The total cost of the project was £185,000.

The play area is suitable for children aged from three to 12 years. It includes a climbing hut, a seesaw, a trampoline, a combination swing, as well as many pieces of equipment suitable for children with disabilities.

The new seating includes three benches located near to the football pitches. The new drop kerb is located on Emmerdale Close and will provide easier access for wheelchair users, mobility scooters and pushchairs.

The improvements were outlined in the Marsh Masterplan.

Kate Wheller, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s Briefholder for Community Facilities, said: “It’s a great accomplishment to see so many of the facilities, included in the masterplan, finally complete. The Marsh has been vastly improved and it all looks fantastic.

“I am so pleased that the play area is now open to the public. I’m sure children will love playing on all the new equipment. I would like to thank the Parks Staff at Weymouth and Portland Borough Council for all their hard work on these valuable additions to the Marsh.”