Multi-purpose facility to be built at activities and adventure centre

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Major improvements are being made to Doe Park Water Activities and Adventure Centre, near Bradford, so more visitors can access better facilities.

Bradford Council has awarded local company IAG Developments – based in Queensbury – a contract to carry out the construction of a new multi-purpose facility at its Doe Park site, in Denholme.

The works will provide the centre with more flexible, accessible and modern training, changing and meeting spaces to accommodate the ever increasing demand for outdoor activities and education programmes in the district.

Existing meeting room, kitchen and shower, changing facilities will remain with the new facility adding a flexible space that can be used for training, meeting, changing and events.

The new building has three rooms, an office, accessible toilets and a kitchenette.

Based in a rural area of Bradford District, Doe Park is used for sailing, canoeing and Dragon Boat training, and is popular with both professional sports teams and numerous schools and youth groups.

Other adventure activities and outdoor education is also delivered at Doe Park, including a high ropes course, climbing wall, archery, nature studies, pond dipping, survival skills and team building sessions.

Funding for the new facilities has been obtained from Sport England’s Community Asset Fund, Healthy Pupil Capital Fund, Youth Fund and Healthy Club Active Reward.

Doe Park Water Activities Centre will be closed until October this year to allow for these works to take place.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council executive member of healthy people and places, said: “We’re delighted we have been able to award the contract to bring the facilities at Doe Park into the future, to a local company.

“We look forward to working with them on this project and also being able to welcome even more customers to an improved site and an exciting range of programmes in spring 2022.”