Derelict site gets playful makeover

New park on former tip site in Edmonton

A derelict site in Edmonton, north London, has been transformed into a playground and park for residents by Enfield Council.

Angel Gardens was closed to the public for several years and became, according to the council ‘a haven for fly tipping’. Now, however, it is redeveloping the site as part of the Meridian Water Scheme, which aims to bring thousands of jobs and homes to the area.

The first part of the site has been completed and includes an outdoor gym, sensory play area and a ‘free-running’ course, as well as new landscaping and tree planting. 

Work on the second stage has started to create a community garden for residents to work together and grow fruit and vegetables.

The scheme is being developed with support from the Greater London Authority through its Pocket Parks programme. 

The latter phases of the project will involve the installation of a footpath and cycleway, more tree planting, the creation of a natural play area, a skateboard and BMX area, and a space for art projects. These will be completed and the park fully open to the public by the end of 2015. 


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