Get involved in re-designing Bingfield and Woodfall parks

An artist’s impression of one design option for Woodfall Park. Image: Islington Council

Local people are being asked to give their views on new features for Bingfield and Woodfall parks in a consultation undertaken by Islington Council.

Residents can comment on the three design options for each park that the council is proposing.

The consultation on Woodfall Park is open until 12 April, and the one on Bingfield Park until 26 April.

The options that the council has put together for Woodfall Park include improved entrances to make the park more welcoming, new landscape features, better play and sport facilities, and a wider variety of plants feature in all three of the proposals for the park.

The proposals all involve raising the level of the sports court and removing the brick wall in front of it to improve views of the space.

Local people can also give their views on the location of the children’s playground, and the building of a new outdoor gym.

At Bingfield Park, the design options involve the implementation of improved play and sport facilities, more biodiversity and natural features, as well as improved entrances and cycle routes.

Also under consideration is how currently-unused Crumbles Castle building can be integrated into the park or the land repurposed for other park activities.

Work on improving the parks is expected to start in 2022.

Cllr Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s executive member for environment and transport, said: “The pandemic has shown that Islington’s parks and green spaces are a vital lifeline for local people, especially those that do not have a private outdoor space of their own, offering opportunities for relaxation, leisure and sport.

“These exciting proposals for Bingfield and Woodfall parks reflect the council’s commitment to spending money in order to tackle the climate emergency and create a greener, healthier Islington for everyone.

“We know how important our parks are to local people, and look forward to hearing their views on the future of these much-loved green spaces.”

Visit the council’s website to have your say on the improvements to Bingfield and Woodfall parks.