Two major companies in Swindon have pledged money to restore Lydiard Park.
The cash boost comes from Stratton-based BMW and the computer chip company Intel, based in Old Town.
Their money brings the locally donated funding to more than £250,000. A Heritage Lottery fund grant of £3m is due to be confirmed in the New Year.
The aim of the project is to restore the lake which lays at the bottom of the lawn and upgrade visitor amenities on the 260-acre site.
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