Use Free Wi-Fi and Charge Phones on Swansea Park's Solar Powered Benches
The new Swansea city centre park will also have water features, table tennis and plenty of grassy areas.
19:21 21 July 2021
Swansea city centre's first new park since Victorian times is currently being constructed next to Swansea Arena. The 1.1-acre coastal park will feature plenty of grassy areas, table tennis tables, WiFi service and solar-powered benches where people can charge their smartphones, tablets and laptops.
The park, which will also feature a new cafe and restaurant, is part of Swansea's £135million Copr Bay phase one district being developed by the local council. The first phase of construction is being led by Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd.
Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Investment and Tourism, said: “The coastal park is going to become a family favourite in Swansea, combining with the living wall to bring yet more greenery, biodiversity and activity to the city centre.
“Together with a new café and restaurant right next door to the Swansea Arena, the coastal park will deliver a first class destination where people can relax and enjoy the stunning views.
“The installation of the Copr Bay bridge also means we’re generating better links than ever before between our city centre and forthcoming attractions like the arena and coastal park. This will benefit existing businesses by generating more footfall and trade, while also helping attract even more investment and jobs for the benefit of Swansea people.
“The coastal park is yet another example of our on-going commitment to transform Swansea into the one of the greenest and best cities in the UK to live, work, study and visit.”