Parc Stephens in Kidwelly has now been run by the community for over two years following a successful asset transfer in 2015.
The park was one of a number of recreational assets that were offered for transfer by Carmarthenshire County Council and one of the first to be transferred to local community management.
The county council offered a grant of double the annual maintenance cost to those organisations that expressed an interest in taking over community assets, with the grant reducing month by month from April 2017 and stopping completely for those not completed by April 2018.
To date, there has been interest shown in around 82% of sites available, with around half of these already being taken over by local organisations.
In Kidwelly, park users got together to form an association to ensure the future of the facility, and to make improvements.
Kidwelly Park Sports Association Chair Brian Rees said: “When we were told that the park was to be passed back to the sports clubs, we were very concerned that sport in Kidwelly could be in jeopardy.
“However the players and committees of the sporting clubs that use the park have formed an association and have worked hard in improving the park, to a standard not seen previously.
“The association was lucky enough to have found support in a local business, Burns Pet Nutrition, which assisted us in the purchase of machinery to enable us as volunteers, to keep the park in its present condition.
“It is important that we as an association continue to provide these great facilities for future users in the community.”
The county council’s executive board member for assets Cllr David Jenkins said: “Kidwelly is another success story where not only has the local community preserved the facility, but they have worked to improve it.
“Two years on the association continues to thrive and demonstrates how local management can enhance facilities for the benefit of local people.
“I’m pleased with the progress with our asset transfer programme and the way most communities are responding, it is clear they not only want to keep the facilities but also in many cases to enhance them for the benefit of local people.”