By Tristan Harris Thursday 26 September 2013 Updated: 26/09 13:48
A NEW play area was unveiled at Cofton Park on Sunday (September 22) amidst a host of other family fun activities, including a teddy bears' picnic, face-painting, a bouncy castle, tombola, raffle and assault course.
More than 400 people turned out to the event, which was organised by the Friends of Cofton Park in conjunction with the Northfield Eco Centre.
A total of £436.89 was raised for the Friends of Cofton Park group and that cash will now be used for community activities.
A logo design competition held prior to the event was won by nine-year-old Shaya Wilkinson. Her design, which featured the slogan 'My Park, Our Park', will now be used on the park's signage.
She was presented with a drawing set, her original drawing, a copy of the logo and a silver trophy by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Mike Leddy.
He was there with his wife, Lady Mayoress Pauline Leddy.
A spokesperson for the Friends of Cofton Park said: "We had a great turnout for the picnic and were doubly blessed with some sunshine."
Coun Andy Cartwright said: "It's great to support the existing community and welcome those who have recently moved into the area."
The Friends of Cofton Park also launched their community consultation to find out what local residents thought of the park, what they would like to see there and how they would like to see the area used. To take part, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/GNLK59W.
The survey will be online until October 31.
The consultation will also help the Friends of Cofton Park secure funding in the future.
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