All ages will be able to get active in Lund Park thanks to an £80,000 funding boost for its friends’ group.

Cash from two environmental grants bodies will pay for play facilities for toddlers and teenagers and an adult fitness zone.

The money will transform the current recreation area with a wide range of new equipment and a resurfaced BMX track.

Lund Park Community Group, made up of residents, won £41,371 each from Yorventure and WREN, which distribute landfill tax credit.

The Park Play Zone will have a jakarta multi-play unit for toddlers, while the junior area for two to ten-year-olds will have a play house and arc swing.

There will also be fitness equipment for teenagers and adults and the swings will be moved from their current site.

The funding is the culmination of two years’ hard work by the group, supported by Jo Horrox of Keighley & Ilkley Voluntary and Community Action (KIVCA).

Residents and Jo worked with Bradford Council’s sports and environmental department and the now defunct Streets Ahead project.

After WREN rejected an original application, further consultation was carried out so residents were involved throughout the process.

Children and young people helped choose equipment, and produced pictures to support the funding bids.

Jo said: “This is something that will be enjoyed for years to come. It’s fantastic news for all the community. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this process and particularly the children and young people who helped to choose the equipment.”

Jo is one of KIVCA’s community development workers, who support groups across Keighley in identifying neighbourhood needs, planning projects, recruiting volunteers and finding funding.

Ben Walker, grants manager for WREN, said his organisation was committed to funding projects that make a real difference to local communities, children and families.

He said: “This project will provide a fantastic space for local people to get outdoors and have some fun.”