An event to celebrate the grand re-opening of a Weymouth park which has undergone a £1 million refurbishment has been postponed.

Radipole Park and Gardens was set to be the setting of an exciting ‘Fun Day’ on Saturday, June 15 to mark its official opening.

However, due to bad weather forecast, Weymouth Town Council who have organised the event have made the decision to postpone.

A spokesperson for Weymouth Town Council said: "Due to high winds and rain forecast for this Saturday, we have taken the decision to postpone the Radipole Park Fun Day event that was due to take place on Saturday, June 15.

"A new date for the event will be announced in due course. Apologies for any inconvenience caused."

The event was set to see performances by the Quangle Wangle Choir and the Weymouth Ukuleleans, who were also going to be doing a workshop on how to play the ukulele.

When the event is reorganised, there will be free sports coaching and taster sessions on the new courts, followed by speeches, several stalls will also be there.

Visitors will be able to look around the park and learn more about its history and explore a nature trail.

The main construction work started last summer, and the park is now ready to welcome visitors to experience the beautifully enhanced green space.

There are a variety of exciting sports facilities including basketball courts, tennis courts, a pickleball court, a pétanque area, and a scooter track for preschoolers.

The car park has also been refurbished and expanded, offering more spaces for visitors.

New play equipment was installed in the play area, and a sensory garden provides a unique, interactive experience. 

A new refreshment kiosk with a seating area and toilet facilities have been installed, and a renewed pathway has been added through the park providing a scenic route for leisurely walks