Gunnersbury Park is set to get a new attraction from outdoor adventure company Go Ape, following approval by both Ealing Council and Hounslow Council cabinets.
Scheduled to be officially opened in June 2019, Go Ape will provide both an exciting activity destination, and new jobs, with its adult and junior courses.
Securing Go Ape for Gunnersbury Park is part of the ongoing drive to bring modern and exciting sports facilities to the Gunnersbury Park and will open alongside a brand new sports hub in the summer 2019. When complete the sports hub will be one of the largest of its kind in London and is part of the wider Gunnersbury Restoration project, which is being delivered through a partnership by Hounslow and Ealing Councils. The project has already seen the park’s historical buildings restored to their former glory and the new and improved Gunnersbury Park Museum open its doors to visitors last month.
It is hoped that Go Ape will encourage a greater number of visitors to the area and make a positive contribution to supporting young people stay active.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, Cabinet Member for finance and leisure at Ealing Council said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the outcome that Go Ape is coming to Gunnersbury Park. Not only will this create local jobs, it will allow our residents to challenge both their physical and mental endurance whilst having fun. This increases our reputation as the go to place for families and friends who are looking for an exciting day out in West London.”
Councillor Sue Sampson, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services at Hounslow Council said: “We are thrilled to welcome Go Ape to Gunnersbury Park. The Gunnersbury Sport Hub will be a world class amenity for the local communities when it opens, and Go Ape is an exciting addition to it. Along with the employment opportunities presented, this really is very positive news for our local communities!”