Barnet opens Cricklewood Pocket Park

A £327,000 project to transform a Cricklewood playground into a new ‘pocket park’ is now complete.

The Cricklewood ‘pocket park’, located at Kara Way, has as a basketball court, a multi-use game area where visitors can play sports such as tennis, a new play-area and a relaxation space filled with a table tennis table and a chess board.

The park has also reduced the amount of concrete and tarmac in favour of eco mulch surfacing which is made out of recycled rubber. The planting of nine additional trees, including a new Liquid Amber Tree which acts as a focal point, means the park is now greener.

The year-long project was part of the Mayor of London’s £2m ‘pocket parks’ programme.

Chairman of the Environment Committee, Councillor Dean Cohen, said: “This has been a major transformation project which will benefit the whole community in Cricklewood. I want to thank the council’s Green Spaces team for all of their hard work as well as all the volunteers who have also helped to steer this project. I hope as many people as possible will come along to celebrate the official opening.”

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