A new multi-use games area will be built in South Kirkby thanks to a £43,000 community grant.
The new facility – funded by Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN) – will be built at Burntwood Community Centre.
South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council applied for the funding and obtained planning permission for the new games area.
The facility will be located outside on the field and will provide somewhere for local children to play sports such as football and basketball.
Coun Adam Redfern said: “Last year it was identified that a multi-use games area would be a great asset to the community.
“We applied to WREN because they offer funding for communities within one and half miles of a landfill site.
“This will be a great facility for young people, especially after losing the swimming baths.”
Coun Laurie Harrison, town council leader, said: “It is down to Coun Redfearn’s hard work that we have secured this funding.
“This facility will be of huge benefit to some of the most deprived children in the area.
“It’s money spent where we need it most and at no cost to the ratepayers, it’s marvellous.”
The new facility is expected to be ready for use in the spring.