USERS of one of Huddersfield's largest green spaces have been given a clear message: Tell us what you think.
Kirklees Council parks bosses have been quizzing the public over what they want in a £5m renovation project of Greenhead Park at Gledholt.
Officials are coming to the end of a three-year project examining the future of the park and the role it plays in people's lives.
The Heritage Lottery Fund cash, which still needs to be granted definite approval, would mean:
* Bringing back the ornamental lake
* Replacing railings and gates
* Moving the play area and installing new equipment
* Turning the conservatory into an information centre and cafe.
At a meeting in the park on Saturday Kirklees's parks development officer, Robert Whittaker, presented the council's ideas on the park's future, but he also urged people to have their say.
He said: "We want to fix the park and restore it to become a place people want to use.
"The park has been around for more than 100 years. In that time people's ideas of what they want to do in a park have changed and we want to reflect that change."
Mr Whittaker, who has been working on the Greenhead Park project for three years, said officials had asked people what they want to see.
He added: "We have been consulting and have found out what people want.
"We want to hear suggestions about what can improve the park.
"It is not our park - it is everyone's park. We don't want to do things that everybody is against."
Mr Whittaker said people could have their say on whatever they liked.
He added: "It is about everything, from the railings and gates to the bandstand and buildings to flowers and shrubs."
He also said the council was looking to try and help a group be `friends' of the open space, similar to other groups, such as the Friends of Beaumont Park.
He added: "We want people to get involved. We would like people of all ages and all walks of life to get involved and get a real cross-section of society helping out.
"These groups make a real difference to many people's lives by their actions."
The work, which is subject to gaining £3.5m from the Lottery, is due to begin in summer next year.