Exciting plans for playgrounds in Chessington and Tolworth unveiled

The final plans for three more playground refurbishments in the borough have been announced, following consultation on the next phase of the Community Parks programme.

In a move to further improve green spaces in Kingston, the playgrounds at Churchfields Recreation Ground, King Edwards Recreation Ground and Knollmead Park are set to be revamped.

Councillor Hilary Gander, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for playgrounds and parks, said:

“We’re proud to have been recognised as being the most improved London borough for its parks and we are committed to building on this success.”

“As part of our £1.3 million Community Parks programme we have already transformed four playgrounds in the borough and we can’t wait to get started on the next phase of improvement works.”

“Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts and ideas on our draft plans. We know our parks have a special place in the lives of our communities and your feedback is incredibly important to us. With your help we have updated our plans to ensure that our playgrounds can be enjoyed by all of our residents.” 

Local people responded positively to the initial proposals and the views of residents and park users gathered as part of the consultation were included in the final plans where possible.

Following feedback, Churchfields Recreation Ground will now boast an additional trampoline and more inclusive equipment along with the largest pod swing available in the industry. King Edwards Recreation Ground will have a trampoline and Knollmead Park will now feature more versatile climbing equipment.

Work is expected to begin in the coming months. 

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