New chainsaw sculptures have been installed alongside the boardwalk at Walshes Park in Crowborough.
Acquired by Wealden District Council in 2015, the land was a condition of the planning application to build 160 homes on land at Walsh Manor Farm. The park was officially opening in September 2018 and is paid for by contributions from developers.
A spokesperson for Wealden District Council said:
We commissioned these beautiful chainsaw carved sculptures to capture the imagination of everyone who visits the park; whether it be for exercise, or relaxation and contemplation.
Each carving is made from locally sourced wood and represents a species indigenous to the park; including the brown trout which we are working to encourage back into the Alder Brook.
The sculptures were commissioned some time ago by Wealden District Council as part of the original concept for the park. They were designed and carved by the Woodland Centre in Sharpethorne using locally sourced wood.
Wealden District Council are not planning anything further at Walshes Park, but we are looking into replacing some of the carved benches on parts of the Cuckoo Trail.