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Meadow Park to become a centre for sport and leisure in Borehamwood!

Last Modified November 14, 2019
Executive last night (Wednesday 13 November) approved the next phase of exciting plans to improve Meadow Park in Borehamwood.

The plans include installing a splash park, refurbishing the sports courts and an additional multi games court, improving car parking facilities, public toilets, as well as planting 60 additional trees and new signage.

Steve Burton, Head of Street Scene, said: “Meadow Park is a key open space in the heart of Borehamwood and these additional improvements will create a great place for families with children of all ages to get outside and have fun. I am sure local people will welcome these new facilities and improvements.

“Our aim is to provide interesting equipment and an exciting environment, whilst being inclusive for all abilities, to encourage physical and social play.”

In 2018, the council completed phase one of the parks improvements project. This included establishing an inclusive toddler play area and large landscaped activity area for older children, creating a fitness zone, installing electronic interactive play equipment, creating new footpaths across the park to improve access and new entrance barriers to prevent unauthorised vehicle access and landscaping.

"The plans for Meadow Park has something for everyone, from the children's splash park through to the improved parking. We are also looking to incorporate green measures, such as solar panels within the car park to generate energy for lighting and the electronic gates,” adds Steve.

The key elements of the plans include:
  • installation of a splash park
  • improvements to car parking facilities, including 50 additional bays, electronic charging provision and solar panels
  • provision of refreshment facilities, public toilets and outside patio space
  • refurbished tennis and basketball courts, and the installation of an enclosed multi-games court.
"By improving the council's open spaces we show our commitment to supporting our residents to lead healthier lives. Research shows that access to parks and open spaces can have a positive impact of health and wellbeing," said Steve. "We are excited about the plans for Meadow Park."

Work is scheduled to start in spring 2020 with the first of the new facilities available from 2021.

To find out more about the plans visit our park improvements page.
Posted on Thursday 14th November 2019

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