Four more Kingston playgrounds to get makeovers as part of £1.3 million Council scheme

By Ellie Brown - Local Democracy Reporter

11th Jan 2022 | Local News

FOUR MORE Kingston playgrounds are set to get upgrades this year as part of a £1.3 million Kingston Council scheme to improve the borough's parks.

A zip wire, trampolines, inclusive playground equipment and a new toddler area are some of the planned additions.

The playgrounds due to get makeovers are Cromwell Avenue Open Space and Manor Park in New Malden, Woodview Play Area in Chessington, and Kingston Road Recreation Ground.

Work will start in early 2022 and residents have until February 18 to give their feedback via a survey either online or at the nearest library to the park, or at drop-in Google meetings next week.

11 other Kingston play areas have been upgraded over the past three years with improvements ranging from resurfaced footpaths to provision of new outdoor gym equipment.

Cllr Stephanie Archer, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainable Transport at Kingston Council said: "We know our parks hold a special place in the hearts of our residents - more so than ever.

"They have been a haven to many and played a vital role in keeping us going, both physically and mentally throughout the pandemic.

"We are committed to providing safe, accessible and enjoyable spaces for all of our communities and are looking forward to getting started on our next phase of hugely exciting works.

"Take a look over the draft designs, tell us what you think via our portal, or by joining one of our virtual drop ins, and let's make Kingston better together."

Details of the planned park improvements can be found on the Council's Lets Talk portal at


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