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Woodfall Park Consultation

This consultation has ended

Start date 12 March 2021
End date 12 April 2021

Rebuilding a fairer Islington in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic by tackling the climate emergency and investing in more green projects is at the heart of Islington Council’s investment plans. To create a greener, healthier borough, we’re spending £6.9 million over the next 2 years to improve our parks by installing new facilities and features for the whole community to use. This includes spending almost £550K of S106 funding to redevelop Woodfall Park in Finsbury Park.

Woodfall Park is a small local park, situated to the north of Finsbury Park station. The park contains a sunken ballcourt, childrens’ play area, lawn, shrub planting beds and mature trees. The location and height of the planting along the park boundary to Woodfall Road and the design and level of the ballcourt limits views into and across the park, encourages anti-social behaviour. The play equipment is old and needs to be replaced and there is only limited seating.

What do we want to achieve?

The vision for Woodfall Park is to create a vibrant and welcoming environment at the heart of the local community.

The park will offer family friendly facilities for the growing local population. The improved park would create links from the surrounding estates to the wider development of Finsbury Park, providing a range of facilities where local families, residents and visitors can feel safe, spend time relaxing and connect with natural landscapes.

The work will include:

  • improved entrances and new features in the landscape which will welcome people into the park and improve first impressions.
    more play equipment and sport facilities including for younger children’s play and teen sport. A busy park used by the whole community will mean visitors feel safe and encourage more visits.
  • enhanced biodiversity and natural features added to the park. The existing landscape is bland and needs to have more and a wider variety of plants to support wildlife. The project will explore new landscape planting and features alongside changes in maintenance regime to increase biodiversity across the park.
  • connections for water and power to make it easier to hold occasional outdoor events.

The options include raising the level of the existing ballcourt, creating a new play area, providing outdoor gym equipment, new footpath layouts, relocated entrances and planting. We would like your feedback on these proposed options.

What are the proposals?

You can see the existing park, look at all of the proposals or each proposal individually:

Proposal 1

Proposal 2

Proposal 3

Find out more at our online Woodfall Park workshops

Please come along to our online workshop

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 workshop

Tuesday, 30 March 2021 workshop

Let us know what you think 

Please let us know what you think of our proposals by filling in our survey.

Survey

What next?

When we have completed the consultation and heard from the community on the preferred option and what people think we will consider the feedback, update the design and make this feedback available before finalising the final design.

We aim to submit the plans to LBI planning later this year and hope to start works in Spring 2022.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our proposals. If you would like further information or wish to discuss the proposals in more detail please contact Jenifer Baker, Parks Project Manager on 07825 098511 or by email at Jenifer.Baker@islington.gov.uk

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