CONSULTATION ON 3 OPTIONS TO IMPROVE HOME PARK

June 21, 2009 at 10:59 pm 1 comment

Local residents and park users met on 16th April to launch ‘Friends of Home Park‘ (FOHP).

‘Friends of Home Park’ has been set up to try to improve one of Sydenhams more neglected spaces.

£20,000 has been awarded to the park by the London Borough of Lewisham Regeneration Team. A small first step, but hopefully one of many more.

The 3 options are:

1. OUTDOOR GYM AND TABLE TENNIS.

AS IT IS NOW: JUST GRASS

BEFORE

BEFORE

BUT WHAT IF…

OUTDOOR GYM AFTER

OUTDOOR GYM AFTER

and if it’s successful we can add to it later:
Outdoor gym

PLUS

AS IT IS NOW

BEFORE

BEFORE

BUT WHAT IF…

AFTER

AFTER

2. IMPROVING CHILDRENS PLAY AREA
AS IT IS NOW

BEFORE: NOT MUCH THERE

BEFORE: NOT MUCH THERE

BUT WHAT IF…

• We added things to climb on:
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• or interact with:
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or

childrens_play_area_in_oaklands_park_(o)_large

3. IMPROVING INTERACTION BETWEEN PARK AND LIBRARY.

The Library is a great asset in the park but they seem like two separate things. We could make a stronger link between the park and the library by using some of the bare patch of tarmac behind the library and next to the play area which currently looks like this:

BEFORE

BEFORE

What if it looked like this:

AFTER

AFTER

New floor covering possibly like this or the style of floor covering they have in Paris parks (a light very fine buff coloured gravel that would make the area seem lighter), some nice, interesting seating and some outdoor games that could be hired form  the library to encourage interaction between park and library. Eventually there could be a coffee shop.

Or perhaps an ampitheatre style seating like this:
AMPITHEATRE SEATING

Which could encourage readings, theatre etc in the park for adults and kids.

What option do you think is best worth investing in? Which is your favourite? Do you think (in time) they should all be done?

Over time we hope to hope that more will be done to the park, it doesn’t stop here!

This is your park, we need your input.
Details of consultation to follow.

Please leave your comments below.

For those who wish to vote on these options FOHP will be arranging a meeting
in due course where you can come and vote.  Watch out for the Details to be
posted on the STF and the Home Park Blog.

These will be added to votes collected in the ongoing consultation with the
school(s)

MORE FEEDBACK CAN BE FOUND ON THE SYDENHAM FORUM:

http://sydenham.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=28182&sid=18924a7796dfc0fce5f0136b0abae4d0#28182

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