Beggarwood Park Improvements
Beggarwood Park has recently received £258,000 funding from local developers that will enable us to make improvements to its play and recreational facilities, in line with its status as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR).
In 2019 we carried out a consultation to get ideas for potential improvements, with just over 200 people taking part.
The main points that were raised were:
- A need for improved accessibility in relation to pathways and play.
- Play – suggestions regarding the age range of play equipment, and requests for inclusive play equipment, fencing around the play area and improvements to the ball wall.
- A need for additional information about the park – signs and information boards, LNR status and what it means, educational information.
- More seating and bins needed.
- BMX Track – need for upgrading and expanding.
- Maze area – refurbishment, removal and replacement with something else.
Update on improvement works - July 2020
Over the summer and into autumn works will start to take place across Beggarwood Park.
Delays owing to COVID-19 have put many of these improvements on hold but we have now started to phase in the works, starting with the gravel footpath next to the community centre, allowing easier access across the park.
Further works will include adding new seating, bins and information boards around the park, up grading the BMX track to a new larger size pump track, improving the play area with additional equipment and fencing, and providing a new exciting ‘wild zone’ in place of the maze.
These improvements have been designed in response to the consultation, in order to enhance use of the park while still protecting the wildlife and nature that is important for Beggarwood Park as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR).
Please adhere with the Government’s COVID-19 guidance when visiting our parks and open spaces. Once projects begin at Beggarwood Park, please keep away from the construction site and leave our contractors a safe space to work.