Work has started on a multi-million pound project to restore Hirst Park in Ashington.
The funding will be used to revitalise the flower park, add a new play area and greenhouses and ensure that all buildings in the park are restored to provide improved public spaces.
The first stage of tree works has already started, involving the removal of a number of trees which are dead, dying, dangerous or in poor health. The work is due to be completed by the end of March 2018.
Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services, said: “The restoration of this famous park is excellent news for local residents and the Ashington area.
“While we never want to remove trees it’s important that those that are dead, diseased or dangerous are removed, with healthy specimens planted to replace them.
“This will ensure the remaining trees stay healthy, and create better growing conditions for replacement trees.”