Six diverse parks will form a pilot study for the borough
Tyréns has been appointed as landscape architect and masterplanner by Croydon Council to develop strategic plans for six parks in the borough.
The council wants masterplans to guide the renovation of selected key parks as part of a pilot study. Each chosen park is representative of a particular urban, recreational or ecological context, ranging from historic Victorian parks to country parks that are important for nature conservation and natural grasslands.
The study will form the basis for a pilot to inform the renovation, maintenance and activity planning of Croydon’s wider parks network into valued assets that are enjoyed by local communities, encourage healthier lifestyles, host community and other events, preserve and improve the borough’s ecology, and provide spaces for all.
The six parks selected by the council for the study are: Ashburton Park; Park Hill Recreation Ground; Lloyd Park; South Norwood Lake; Norbury Park; Happy Valley.
Tyréns UK will lead the project supported by London firms Fourth Street and Shape. Ideas in development include an enhanced cultural offer, sports and wellness trails, improved recreational facilities, opportunities for local businesses, and support for active community management and maintenance of parks.
Croydon has 127 parks and open spaces covering more than 1,000 hectares and ranging from formal parks and gardens, to urban countryside sites and woodlands, ponds and meadows.