IMPROVEMENT work is to be undertaken this coming week to upgrade drives and pathways at Stevens Park in Quarry Bank as part of a National Lottery funded project.

The park will remain open but visitors are being urged to take care and keep dogs on leads while tarmac is laid from Monday June 14 to Friday June 18.

The drives and footpaths are being resurfaced as part of the Parks for People (Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery Community Fund) funded restoration.

Works to Tintern House are nearing completion whilst some park improvements will continue until the autumn.

The project has included the restoration of entrances, bandstand and peace gardens, as well as the footpaths.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, Dudley's cabinet member for public realm, said: "Stevens park is a fabulous park and this brilliant restoration project will bring enjoyment to visitors for generations to come.

"I’d like to thank everyone for bearing with us while work is underway and remind them to take care. It’s particularly important for dog owners to keep their pets safe and keep them on their lead where work is taking place and by the new tarmac."

People can find out more about the Stevens Park restoration project online at