Exploratory Park Now Open!
August 11, 2020
There are slides, swings, a seesaw, spring rockers for under-fives, a climbing pyramid, outdoor table tennis and a games court with basketball hoops. There is also a range of fitness equipment to enable adults to exercise outdoors, and different types of seating for quieter activities.
It has three main spaces: a paved area close to the entrance for events and games; a grassy area for picnics, relaxing and running around; and a central area with high-quality new play equipment.
41 new trees have been planted in the ground, and in pots, for planned relocation to the future Claremont Park, as well as reeds, grasses and seasonal and scented flower planting to bring the area to life.
The design for the Exploratory Park by East Architects has been shaped by residents, particularly children, with consultation taking place in 2017 and 2018 to discover what they wanted from the new space.
Councillor Daniel Thomas, Leader of Barnet Council said: “It’s wonderful to see the Exploratory Park open. This is the first in what will be a series of new parks and open spaces that will enrich the lives of local residents and new comers to the area for years to come, and it’s great to see the Brent Cross South development truly underway as part of our wider scheme to transform Brent Cross Cricklewood.”
Nick Searl, Argent Related Partner and joint-lead for the Brent Cross South development, added: “This is an exciting first step in the Brent Cross South development. We wanted to ensure that throughout the redevelopment process, residents and visitors had access to well designed and interactive green spaces. The Exploratory Park has been designed with the local community and we look forward to seeing residents and visitors enjoying this new open space.”
The Exploratory Park is the first new space to be developed as part of the wider Brent Cross Cricklewood transformation project, which will see 40 acres of playing fields enhanced alongside many new and improved public squares, parks and open spaces.
The park will be open from 7am and close at dusk. It can be accessed via a gated entrance onto Claremont Way.
Find out more about the Brent Cross South development.