A two-phase plan to revamp Redlees Park in Isleworth will get underway next month, the council has announced.
Councillors have agreed to appoint masterplanners in May to start public consultation on long-term improvements to the park. The aim is to ask existing and potential park users what facilities they would like to see on the popular six hectare site and how these can be delivered most effectively for the community. It will also address the long-standing concerns, such as the car park congestion and the deteriorating condition of the tennis courts, five-a-side pitch and other facilities.
In the shorter-term, the council has agreed to boost use of the park by introducing a temporary café and a natural play area for children by the summer. The play area, which is likely to feature balancing logs, den buildings and climbing poles, will replace the old version which was closed recently due to broken equipment. The council also aims to deliver a major event in the autumn to encourage local people to enjoy the park more.