Mumbles Community Council have taken over the lease for Underhill Park from Swansea Council as part of investment plans by the community council.
They are now looking towards the Welsh Government for an £840,000 loan to underwrite their plans for the park, which the council anticipates a decision on by the end of this month.
The chair of Mumbles Community Council Cllr. Dr. Martin O’Neill said: “This decision by Swansea Council will be welcomed in Mumbles as it opens the way, after many years, to making progress on providing sporting facilities in Underhill Park.
“I know that many members of the community council are motivated by driving forward real changes in our community and now through the initiative we have a chance of seeing progress.”
Swansea Council Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism, Cllr Robert Francis Davies commented: “We are delighted to have been able to work with Mumbles Community Council recently to make progress on the much-needed improvements in Underhill Park.
“It has long been the aim of the Council to improve sporting facilities for the public across Swansea, and hopefully this will add Mumbles to the communities of Llansamlet, Penyrheol, Morriston, and Hafod where this has already been achieved.”