And FoMP soon discovered that many people were not even aware of the park - despite it being situated near the centre of the village on the corner of Manchester Road and Peel Street.
FoMP's first priority was to get Kirklees Council to brighten up the park.
However, the economic downturn convinced FoMP members that the group could no longer simply lobby Kirklees for improvements.
The scheme was the brainchild of the Friends of Milverton Primary School (FOMPS
), and Kate Beckingsale was thrilled with the children's work.
The scheme was the brainchild of the Friends of Milverton Primary School (FOMPS), who then called on ehB Residential and team to help.
"We came up with the Grow a Pound idea as the school's computers are getting a little old and tired," said Kate Beckingsale from FOMPS. "The staff would like iPads for the classrooms, so Grow a Pound is a way for the children to get involved and host their own individual events."