Transformed Bollo Brook Park unveiled at Acton Gardens
Acton Gardens and Ealing Council have now officially re-opened the transformed Bollo Brook Park and we are delighted that Berrymede Infant School and Berrymede Junior School were able to be a part of this exciting event.
Bollo Brook Park is located between Berrymede Junior School and the community facilities of Phase 6.2. It now offers a range of sports, health and wellbeing activities for local residents of all ages and abilities. The park has been significantly improved, and now offers a floodlit multi-use games area (MUGA), children’s play area (including an interactive games arch that is the first of its kind in London), exercise equipment including a dedicated ‘senior fitness’ unit, an astro-turfed activity area and a footpath circuit for walking and jogging with timber distance markers.
Bollo Brook Park was designed in consultation with local residents, and both Berrymede Infant School and Berrymede Junior School have been involved throughout the project, as well as Bollo Brook Youth Centre. The motif cast into the concrete of the performance area stage was designed by pupils from Berrymede Infant School, while a new mural that will be installed later this year has been designed by Berrymede Junior School pupils and members of Bollo Brook Youth Centre.
Daniel King, Managing Director, Partnerships West London and Thames Valley, Countryside, said: “The value of parks and green spaces has always been recognised at Acton Gardens and is evident throughout its design. We’re proud to have opened Bollo Brook Park, the second public park that has been delivered so far at Acton Gardens. We’re committed to building fantastic places to live, and so our focus isn’t just on the homes that we create, it is also on the parks, streets and other amenities that make places people love. Designed with the input of residents and situated in the heart of Acton Gardens, we expect the park will swiftly become a firm favourite of the local community.”
Darren Parker, Director of Project Management and Development at L&Q, commented: “The importance of open spaces to people’s health and wellbeing has never been more evident. Bollo Brook Park is another great addition to Acton Gardens. Designed in partnership with the local community, this inclusive park will provide something for residents of all ages to use and enjoy for years to come.”
Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council said: “I’m delighted to have been able to work alongside L&Q and Countryside to officially re-open Bollo Brook Park. It is another important step in the ongoing development of Acton Gardens. The park now boasts much-improved facilities to help local people stay fit and active and enjoy green spaces on their doorstep. I am sure that these new facilities will prove very popular when current COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and sport and fitness activities can be resumed.
The transformation of Bollo Brook Park has been funded entirely by Acton Gardens (who have also contributed to future maintenance of the park), with project management by Ealing Council’s Leisure and Parks Service and construction by Ground Control Ltd.