Bryngarw Country Park has been designated as one of eleven Discovery Gateway sites by Welsh Government, as part of the Valleys Regional Park initiative. This initiative aims to recognise and maximise the potential of the natural and cultural heritage of the South Wales Valleys to generate social, economic and environmental benefits.
As well as becoming destinations in their own right, by improving their offer for local people and visitors, Discovery Gateway sites will work in partnership, to make the most of the world-class and diverse landscapes on our doorstep. In September 2019, First Minister Mark Drakeford and Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, with responsibility for the Valleys Taskforce, Lee Waters, announced that Bryngarw Country Park would receive £500,000 towards a broad range of projects including the development of a new education centre, and facilities to promote active travel.
It will also fund the development of biodiversity within the park, including planting trees and the creation of a wildlife pond. Bryngarw Country Park will work with Parc Slip to become a joint gateway to the Garw, Ogwr and Llynfi Valleys.