CHILDREN flocked to new play facilities at a sunshine-blessed open day.
Mums Donna Mitchell and Amanda Hawrot led a three-year campaign to raise cash for the improvements at the Prospect Road recreation ground, Longwood.
They raised £18,000 towards the £75,000 scheme through donations and fun events.
Kirklees Council contractors have just installed the new toddler area, climbing frame, seesaw, roundabout, basketball area and adventure play equipment.
The new items replace badly worn old swings.
Young Huddersfield Town striker John McAliskey, from Golcar, was the star guest, singing autographs and enjoying a kickabout with youngsters.
He arrived with his brother.
Donna, 31, a primary school teacher and mum to Thomas, six, and Jacob, five, said: "John was great with the kids. He was really good fun.
"The boys and the girls all loved him."
Donna and Amanda started their fundraising in 2001.
Kirklees Council allocated cash from a housing developer to make up the total.
The money, for community use, was a condition of approving a planning application for Britannia's 76-home estate on the former Joseph Hoyle mill site.
Donna said: "The fundraising was hard work, but seeing all the kids enjoying themselves on the new facilities has really made it all worthwhile.
"I'm chuffed to bits."