In late 2014 there was serious local disquiet at the news that Cornwall Council intended to dispose of their leisure & sports facilities, including Par Track. A meeting was called in Par for the local community to consider its response.

Faced with the threat that the park might fall into the hands of commercial or residential developers and sold off for housing or industrial use, a committee was formed to see what could be done to protect the area for the community.

Roll on 14 months to January 2016 and that committee had developed into a team determined to deliver a robust development plan to Cornwall Council demonstrating that the local community could manage and run the park and make it financially viable.

A business plan and then further amendments to the plan were submitted to the Council incorporating plans for the whole site – Athletics Track, Skateboard Park, Swings & Slides, all the football pitches and all the other amenity land contained within the site.