CONSERVATION WORK STARTS ON PARK DINOSAUR
Conservation work has begun on the standing Iguanodon dinosaur sculpture in Crystal Palace park.
The Iguanodon is one of more than 30 much loved dinosaur models in the park. The dinosaurs are Grade 1 listed and the park’s most important historic feature. This conservation work is scheduled to take six weeks and will be completed by Christmas.
The conservation work is being funded by the Mayor of London and Bromley council as part of a £2.4million improvement scheme in the park. The conservation of the dinosaurs was the most popular improvement voted for by park users last summer.
Further protection work for other dinosaur models will follow in the spring of 2016 after the winter weather has passed.
Bromley council leader Cllr Stephen Carr said: “This is a pivotal moment in the future of the park with this promised investment delivering significant improvements now, and work underway, in partnership with the community, to deliver further park-wide regeneration in the near future.
“The dinosaurs are internationally recognised and the park’s most unique asset.”
As well as the conservation of the dinosaur models themselves, improvements will be made in the spring to the dinosaur landscape, with a new dinosaur interpretation panel being installed for visitors too.
Further information about Crystal Palace Park is available on the council’s website www.bromley.gov.uk/CrystalPalacePark (Source: Bromley council press release)