A little boy on a swing
Credit: David Madden

Published: Wednesday, 12th April 2023

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has invested £1million to improve 11 parks across the borough.

Following renovation works, Charlton Park playground is now re-open to the public, marking the completion of an extensive improvement programme. As well as new playground equipment, paths around the park have been repaired, additional seating and bins are now in place and the listed wall strengthened.  

Charlton Park also received separate funding, alongside being part of the Council's £1million investment, which was used to modernise the main sports changing rooms, installing a carbon neutral heating system and a new disabled toilet. 

CouncillorAdel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture and Communities said: “Back in 2020, we committed to investing £1million to improve parks across the borough. I am thrilled to say that we have delivered on that promise. These works are now complete, ready for families across the borough to enjoy this summer.  

“As well as aesthetic improvements to make our parks more welcoming, we’ve made improvements to surfaces, added accessible playground equipment and transformed existing facilities such as the new wildlife pond in Rockliffe Gardens.  

“We know that our parks and open spaces contribute to the mental and physical wellbeing of our residents and these improvements will make them more accessible to our residents. My thanks go out to the all the friends of parks groups who have supported this project.”  

Following a consultation with residents, the following parks were selected for investment:  

Bostall Gardens  

  • Refurbished ball court  

  • Repairs to broken infrastructure including steps and paths  

  • New picnic benches and seating  

  • Redecoration of gates  

  • Wildflower seed sowing  

  • New entrance signs  

Charlton Park  

  • Patch repairs of paths  

  • Support to the listed wall  

  • New seating and bins  

  • New playground equipment  

Eaglesfield Park  

  • Complete renewal of playground  

Maryon Park  

  • Playground refurbishment  

  • New outdoor gym equipment  

  • Tennis courts repainted 

  • Major repairs to retaining wall  

  • Path and step repairs  

  • New bins and benches  

  • Wildflower seed sowing  

Plumstead Gardens  

  • Derelict paddling pool removed  

  • Playground improvements  

  • New drainage to stop the park from flooding  

  • Resurfaced and improved paths  

  • Redecorated park gates  

  • Two new table tennis tables  

  • Installation of CCTV cameras   

  • New entrance signs  

Queenscroft Park  

  • Playground refresh  

  • Removal of derelict paddling and boating pools and relandscaping 

  • Ballcourt resurfacing  

  • External redecoration of building  

  • Bridge repairs  

  • Path repairs  

  • New benches and bins  

Rockliffe Gardens  

  • Creation of a new wildlife pond  

  • Major repairs to retaining wall  

  • Path repairs  

  • Step and wall repairs  

  • Redecoration of sections of railings  

  • New entrance signs  

  • New benches  

Shrewsbury Park  

  • New bins and benches  

  • Major path refurbishments  

  • New entrance signs  

St Mary’s Gardens  

  • Path repairs  

  • Wall repairs  

  • New bins and benches  

  • New entrance signs  

Sunbury Street  

  • Playground refurbishment  

Twinkle Park  

  • Ball court remarked  

  • Path repairs  

  • Repairs to pond boardwalk  

  • Floodlights repaired  

  • Repairs to the wooden boundary  

  • Bench repairs and new bins  

A small amount of the funding has been set aside for minor maintenance works at other parks across Royal Greenwich. 

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