Two leading sports clubs have been promised a change in management at Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa will not affect their long-term plans.
Woodhall Spa Cricket and Tennis Clubs are based in the park which is currently run by the parish council.
However, council chairman David Clarke has revealed a long-awaited deal, which will see control handed over to a charitable company, is 90 per cent complete.
In the meantime, the two clubs are pressing for extension on their leases from 25 to 50 years.
The tennis club, is keen to secure an extension to boost its ongoing bid to secure funding for a major expansion.
Coun Clarke, speaking at a Jubilee Park committee meeting last week, assured any extensions would not be an issue.
He also revealed the village croquet club had approached the council, asking for backing for a new clubhouse in Jubilee Park.
Coun Clarke said the club would fund the project - and maintain any new building - themselves.
However, a decision on whether to support the scheme was delayed until the next full council meeting.
Regarding the future management of the park, Coun Clarke said he was delighted with the recent progress.
The new management company will take control of the park on a leasehold agreement.
Coun Clarke said: “The exact terms of the lease are 90 per cent complete.
“There are one or two things that still need correcting - but nothing major.”
He added the council hoped a final document will be available for inspection by directors of the new company at the end of this month.
The handover will complete a lengthy saga which, at one stage, could have see local council taxpayers responsible for loans on improvements to the park.