THESE pictures show how Basildon’s Gloucester Park will look once work to create a leafy bowling green has finished.

Currently under construction, the green forms part of plans to change the face of Basildon town centre by 2022 under the £1billion masterplan.

The bowling green will feature an area for two or three “short mats”, which is an improvement on the previous pavilion and will allow indoors bowls to be played all year round.

It will also have 50 car parking spaces and the building will be made from “vandal resistant” materials.

Work is also underway to create a new play area in the park, also shown in the artists’ impressions. Both the park and bowling green form part of £1.5million worth of improvements to the park and will be finished by Spring this year.

So far 144 new homes have been built on the park as part of the Acacia Park development.

Over the coming year the park will also see reapairs carried out to footpaths and new lighting put in. A new lake and piazza, near to the newly built homes, will be finished by the Autumn of this year.