Work is scheduled to start on Monday, August 15, and will take about five weeks to complete, weather permitting. The contractor will be appointed shortly.
Pelsall councillors, Walsall Council’s Greenspace Improvement Service (GIS) and Friends of Pelsall Common all joined forces to secure £80,000 funding for the tired play area.
Councillor Marco Longhi set up an online petition to help boost the bid further and lobby local support.
The bid was up against 33 national projects but successfully secured £51,000 from the Trustees of Cory Environmental Trust.
The GIS also managed to secure funding to purchase new equipment and S106 funding has also been ploughed into the project from the Leylands Farm development.
Councillor Anthony Harris, Walsall Council cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “Now the funding has come through we can set the wheels in motion for work to start on Pelsall Common’s play area.
“The improvements, which have been championed by Pelsall’s councillors, will ensure that even more youngsters can enjoy this facility.”
The existing play area will be closed from Monday, August 15 to allow contractors to remove the old equipment.
People will be able to look at a plan of the proposed new play area which will be on display at Pelsall Library by the end of this week.