Community Parks Programme

As part of our ongoing work to improve and enhance our green spaces, we're investing £1.3million in our borough's parks over the next three years. As part of this, we're transforming three playgrounds within the borough: Beverley Park, Victoria Recreation Ground and King George's Recreation Ground. As well as this, exciting plans are in place to install a brand new outdoor gym in King George's Recreation Ground.

To find out more about the project, visit www.kingston.gov.uk/communityparksprogramme

As part of our ongoing work to improve and enhance our green spaces, we're investing £1.3million in our borough's parks over the next three years. As part of this, we're transforming three playgrounds within the borough: Beverley Park, Victoria Recreation Ground and King George's Recreation Ground. As well as this, exciting plans are in place to install a brand new outdoor gym in King George's Recreation Ground.

To find out more about the project, visit www.kingston.gov.uk/communityparksprogramme

  • Victoria Recreation Ground playground: updated plans

    5 months ago
    Victoria final design

    We asked

    We shared draft plans for the revamp of Victoria Recreation Ground playground and asked for your views.

    You said

    The feedback on the plans was positive, with feedback including:

    • wanting more social and imaginative play equipment for young children

    • asking for cradle seat swings in the toddler area

    • asking that the proposed trampoline is made bigger

    • not being in favour of the maze in the playground

    We did

    Based on your feedback, we changed the plans for Victoria Recreation Ground playground. The changes are:

    Play equipment for young children
    A number of people asked for more imaginative play...

    We asked

    We shared draft plans for the revamp of Victoria Recreation Ground playground and asked for your views.

    You said

    The feedback on the plans was positive, with feedback including:

    • wanting more social and imaginative play equipment for young children

    • asking for cradle seat swings in the toddler area

    • asking that the proposed trampoline is made bigger

    • not being in favour of the maze in the playground

    We did

    Based on your feedback, we changed the plans for Victoria Recreation Ground playground. The changes are:

    Play equipment for young children
    A number of people asked for more imaginative play equipment for young children. We have changed the plans to include a toddler train, playhouse and cradle seat swings in the toddler area.

    Trampoline
    Based on feedback, we have changed the plans to include a larger 2m x 2m trampoline.

    More natural-looking design
    A number of people asked for more natural looking surfacing, so this has been toned down to a more natural colour which is more in keeping with the local area.

    What was removed
    Of those who responded to the survey, a number of people were not supportive of the maze and the timber edging around the sandpit, so these have both been removed from the design.

    Next steps

    The works on site are due to start in mid September and complete in early October, taking around 4 weeks.

    You can find out more about the Community Parks Programme by visiting the Kingston Council website.


  • King George's Recreation Ground playground and outdoor gym plans

    5 months ago
    King george play area design

    We asked

    We shared draft plans for the revamp of Beverley Park playground and plans for a new outdoor gym and asked for your views.

    You said

    The feedback on both designs was positive.

    We did

    No changes were made to the plans for the playground or outdoor gym.

    Next steps

    The works on site are due to start in mid June and complete in mid July. The work will take around 4 to 5 weeks.

    You can find out more about the Community Parks Programme by visiting the Kingston Council website.


    We asked

    We shared draft plans for the revamp of Beverley Park playground and plans for a new outdoor gym and asked for your views.

    You said

    The feedback on both designs was positive.

    We did

    No changes were made to the plans for the playground or outdoor gym.

    Next steps

    The works on site are due to start in mid June and complete in mid July. The work will take around 4 to 5 weeks.

    You can find out more about the Community Parks Programme by visiting the Kingston Council website.


  • Beverley Park playground: updated plans

    5 months ago
    Beverley final design

    We asked

    We shared draft plans for the revamp of Beverley Park playground and asked for your views.

    You said

    Overall, the comments were really positive. Feedback on the plans included:
    • wanting more natural colours to be used in the playground so that it blends in with the local area
    • asking for a sandpit and water-based play equipment to be included in the plans
    • keeping the basketball court and teen area of the park
    • keeping the zipwire

    We did

    Based on your feedback, we changed the plans for Beverley Park playground. The changes are:

    More natural-looking design

    We asked

    We shared draft plans for the revamp of Beverley Park playground and asked for your views.

    You said

    Overall, the comments were really positive. Feedback on the plans included:
    • wanting more natural colours to be used in the playground so that it blends in with the local area
    • asking for a sandpit and water-based play equipment to be included in the plans
    • keeping the basketball court and teen area of the park
    • keeping the zipwire

    We did

    Based on your feedback, we changed the plans for Beverley Park playground. The changes are:

    More natural-looking design
    A number of people asked for more natural looking play equipment so it could blend in with the local area. We have changed the plans to include wooden equipment, including a multi-use play unit, timber train and carriages in the toddler area and a mini forest in the junior area.

    The previously brightly coloured surfacing as been toned down to a more natural colour which is more in keeping with the local area.

    Sandpit
    Due to popular demand, we’ve added in a sandpit into the design, with surfacing surrounding the sandpit as seating.

    Basketball court
    We’ve kept in the basketball / teen area of the playground.

    Zipwire
    There were concerns we might be removing the zipwire, which isn’t the case - it’s going to be refurbished and have improved surfacing underneath for the full run.

    What we couldn’t do
    A number of people asked for water-based play equipment, like water jets and fountains. Unfortunately this couldn’t be achieved within the budget. They also tend to be used mainly in the summer months and as such provides less play value than other equipment which can be used all year round.

    Next steps

    The works on site are due to start in mid September and complete in mid October 2019. The work will take around 5 weeks.

    You can find out more about the Community Parks Programme by visiting the Kingston Council website.