Walsall arboretum visitor centre opens

Walsall Arboretum's new visitor centre (pic Walsall Council)
Walsall Arboretum’s new visitor centre (pic Walsall Council)

A new visitor’s centre at Walsall Arboretum opened its doors to the public for the first time on Saturday 23 May.

Located in the heart of the park adjacent to the Centre Green it features a cafeteria, changing rooms, classroom, a meeting room, new toilet and baby changing facilities and offices.

Councillor Khizar Hussain, portfolio holder for leisure and culture with Walsall Council, stated: “I am overjoyed at the standard with which the new visitors centre has been finished.

“This brand new and prestigious facility is a major asset for the Arboretum and as was expected adds a definite wow factor to an already valuable resource.

“Visitors will now benefit from a truly fantastic building which offers some wonderful resources.

“The abundant wild bird population, varieties of trees, insects and plants can now be enhanced further by the use of this new facility as learning opportunity to groups wanting to use the parks new centre.

“Willmott Dixon Ltd has done a wonderful job on this multi-million pound restoration project and the integration of the original building has provided a really attractive addition.”

Work on the centre green will continue over the coming weeks and will be the final phase to the new facilities external landscaping.