Parish Playgrounds Improvement Projects


Woodbury Field 2020

The Parish Council are investigating ways to improve play facilities for 9 – 14 year-olds in the Parish and recently held a Focus Group meeting where they received a proposal to provide a facility for bikes, scooters and skateboards at Woodbury Field, which will be funded by £97,000 of Section 106 monies, associated with the housing development at Hanstead Park. Notes and presentation from the Focus Group meeting held in January can be downloaded below.

The Parish Council are keen to hear the views of local people on this proposal, in support or otherwise. Please contact your Parish Ward Councillor, contact details for whom may be found by following the link here, or email isabel@ststephenparishcouncil.gov.uk.

Woodbury Field Focus Group notes and slides 20Jan20

Greenwood Park

The Parish Council continues to improve its play areas with new and exciting equipment being installed on a regular basis. In 2019 new toddler equipment was  installed on a sand base at Greenwood Park extending the play opportunities for younger children.

Since 2016 the Parish Council has undertaken an ambitious programme of replacing equipment in its playgrounds throughout the Parish . In Greenwood Park Play Area the old ‘Witches Hat’ climbing frame and two other pieces of equipment were replaced by a large Spacenet climbing frame, with extensions and ‘hangout seating’, plus a Triple Rope Trail for younger children, or those not confident enough to use the ‘Supanet’, and a set of Turning Bars which are proving very popular with all ages. Underneath the Spacenet is a large area of play sand which provides further varied play opportunities.

The new equipment caters for the increasing demand, both in terms of numbers and in offering new, exciting play opportunities and challenges to children of a wider age range. Additionally, the old Zip-Wire has been replaced with a new exciting Zip-Wire.

Section 106 money received from developments within the Parish was released by SADC in 2016 to pay for the improvements at Greenwood Park and other areas.