A new £500,000 café has opened its doors at Moss Bank Park.
Work on the cafe started in February and the building has seating for 50 customers, a kitchen, serving area, toilets and an outdoor seating space.
The new building is on the site of the old café which was destroyed by a fire in 2009.
It will open daily from 9.30am to 3pm in winter, and will have extended opening hours in summer.
The café stocks an array of snacks, sandwiches, hot drinks and a range of ice cream.
The funding has come from insurance money from the previous café as well as a contribution from the council’s £2 million programme to invest in parks, green space and recreational facilities around Bolton, including those at Hulton Lane and Queen’s Park.
The opening of the new café follows the completion in June of a £300,000 refurbishment of four tennis courts at Moss Bank Park. New nets, fencing and floodlights were installed and the concrete was resurfaced and painted.
Bolton’s first outdoor gym at Queen’s Park also opened earlier this year and work is also underway on a £474,000 scheme to create four new football pitches at Hulton Lane playing fields.
Cabinet Member for Community Services, Cllr Sufrana Bashir-Ismail, said: “It’s brilliant that work has finished on this new café. It’s somewhere people can stop for a coffee and a chat, or even for a spot of lunch.
“The café is also located next to ‘The Hive’, where children can learn about nature and so we hope it will be well used by the local community and also by visitors to the park.”
The new café was designed by local architects Bradshaw Gass and Hope, and has been built by north west building company Jackson, Jackson and Sons Ltd.
The Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Martin Donaghy, will officially open the café in November.