The Active Spaces project aims to encourage children and their families to be more active, promoting usage, community involvement and participation. Four newly refurbished playground sites opened to residents in May 2018. The project includes completion of new active spaces at St Dunstan's, Hawthorn Hatch, Carville Hall North and Redlees Park. Experienced play designers led 12 design engagements to share designs and sketch ideas with the local community. Events were fun and informative with games and activities for children alongside healthy eating and physical activity advice for families provided by Hounslow's health and wellbeing service, OneYou Hounslow. The project has also engaged local school children through interactive workshops and a fun design competition.
The next phase of the project is now underway with funding for partial refurbishment provided by S106, CIL and the London Marathon Trust who have funded a new fitness trail in Inwood Park.
Community engagement with residents and stakeholders took place August- September with the view to finding out what would improve the existing space. A questionnaire was available for residents and stakeholders to complete with further onsite engagement activities planned to share ideas and gather views from the local community.
Hounslow Active Spaces (closed 10 September 2018).
Designers carried out community engagement workshops on Saturday 8 September for residents and stakeholders to attend at the following sites. For site by site information please click on the links below.
- Thornbury Park Playground
- South Road Recreation Ground (toddler play area)
- Southville (Cage) Park Playground
- Inwood Park fitness trail (new)
- Bedfont Lakes fitness trail
Improvements are now planned with onsite works expected to take between 5- 8 weeks to complete. For further information, posters will be up at the Park.