ULLEY Country Park is to open to the public—three long years after flooding threatened to close it for good.
Engineering works to restore the dam were successful, and water levels have reached a safe height in the reservoir.
Rotherham Borough Council’s Green Spaces team will hold a formal re-opening and gala day to mark the milestone.
Friends of Ulley Country Park and other groups will support the Sunday, August 29 celebration and there will be family activities, music and refreshments.
A council spokesman said: “We are grateful for the patience that everyone has shown over the past three years.
“We are now looking forward to a great day when we can celebrate the park opening to the public once again.”
The £3.5 million rehabilitation works were started late last year following the June 2007 floods.
The council is confident that necessary maintenance works will be complete in time for the re-opening.