Restoration works started in Castle Vale and Coronation Park in Berwick on Monday.
Nearly £1million is being spent to bring back the parks’ heyday of the 1930s.
Works include upgraded footpaths, signage, entrances, garden planting and the return of water lilies to the lily pond.
The parks sit on either side of Berwick’s train station with stunning views towards the River Tweed. However, they have become something of a forgotten part of the town.
Great efforts are being made to ensure the park will attract a lot more visitors and community groups have come on board. There will be various events staged in the park, from music to school group visits, from bird watching to bat nights.
Berwick Academy pupils are currently designing a community sensory garden behind Meg’s Mount, while Berwick Youth Project is making a film of the restoration.
The Alzheimer’s Society has also volunteered its services and there is interest from brownies and guides. The wider public are also being asked to volunteer.
A grant of £890,700 was awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. Funding from Northumberland County Council, working with Berwick Town Council and Castlegate Residents Association takes it to £942,000.