The first phase of a multi-million-pound project to revitalise green and open spaces in Feltham has reached completion this week.
Published: Friday, 19th November 2021
The Feltham Arenas Parklands Masterplan celebrated its first milestone with the official unveiling of a host of new environmental improvements. Highlights of the £1m first phase include:
- New entrances, designed to enhance the look and feel of the space.
- Two new footbridges across the Longford River to better connect the space.
- New dual pedestrian/cycle paths, including an accessible path over the mound.
- Improved lighting to increase visibility and deter antisocial behaviour.
- Vegetation clearance and better management of trees and shrubs.
The redevelopment programme also includes the refurbishment of the Feltham Park tennis courts, which are now open for business.
The Feltham Arenas Parklands development was launched in 2016. The Council worked closely with local stakeholders and key partners to produce the Feltham Arenas Parklands Masterplan.
The aim of the scheme included combining Blenheim Park, Feltham Arenas and Feltham Park into a connecting green space.
Hounslow Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure Services Cllr Samia Chaudhary, joined members of the project team on-site this week to officially open phase one.
Cllr Chaudhary said: "It is fantastic to see this first phase of this plan reach completion. The work complements and enhances this important green space.
"We want residents of our borough to be able to connect with our outdoor spaces, to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds them and to use them to increase their physical activity and mental health and wellbeing.
"We hope many members of our local community find the great outdoors through the Feltham Arenas Parklands.