Kingston Council steps up Community Parks programme
Kingston Council has finished work on two more outdoor gym equipment areas as we continue to provide spaces for residents to get active in a safe and healthy way.
New gym equipment was installed in Canbury Gardens and Fairfield Recreation Ground this week and is available to use free of charge for all visitors to the parks.
The equipment in Canbury Gardens provides a wide range of equipment to suit all abilities and in Fairfield we have added an exercise rig to the existing apparatus to provide a more challenging workout.
This is in addition to three more playgrounds transformations which were unveiled in August. With the help of our residents who provided feedback on our initial plans, the playgrounds now include more inclusive equipment, trampolines and a wider range of climbing equipment.
As part of the ongoing revamping of our parks facilities, the footpath by the Hogsmill River at Elmbridge Meadows has also recently been resurfaced to ensure this space remains safe and accessible to everyone.
We want you and your family to enjoy the new outdoor areas safely, so please continue to follow the COVID-19 guidelines in place and practice social distancing at all times.
We are wholly committed to protecting and enhancing our green spaces and through our Community Parks scheme we are investing £1.3 million transforming and revitalising playgrounds across the borough. In 2019, Kingston was named most improved London borough for its parks by Parks for London.
Councillor Hilary Gander, Kingston Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainable Transport said:
For more information on our park improvement works please visit: kingston.gov.uk/communityparksprogramme.