A new community green space in the heart of Townhill Park
Features of the site
- An inclusive children’s play area for imaginative and socialising play
- Outdoor gym suitable for all levels of fitness from gentle exercise through to a high intensity work out
- Two community shelters for socialising and relaxation
- A mosaic feature seating area
- A large open space for recreational use and community events
- A planted eco-wall to add colour and support wildlife
- Accessible parking along Ozier Road
- Provision for a concession stand along Ozier Road
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About Townhill Green
The creation of Townhill Green was funded through a £3.75M Homes England grant and forms part of the infrastructure improvements for the regeneration of Townhill Park.
The regeneration of Townhill Park is also providing funding to improve the access and informal play facilities within Frogs Copse. This work will include improved paths, informal play structures, and improved signage within the existing 7-hectare green space.
From 16 November to 13 December 2020, local residents of Townhill Park were invited to have their say on the new community green space by completing an online survey. Key topics included the location of the outdoor exercise area, location of the children's play area, the overall layout and the name of the new green space. We received 191 responses in total with 85% in favour of the proposed layout and 68% choosing 'Townhill Green' as the name.
Following this initial survey, we continued to engage with the local community on specific areas of the new green space through online questionnaires, work with Townhill Junior School and a private Facebook group where members could take part in polls and ask questions.
Work on Townhill Green officially started at the end of March 2021 with the relocation of the existing Ozier Road play area to Frogs Copse. Following this, groundworks on the main area started with an ecologist who took care of all the ecology on site. In total, there was 5790m2 of ground to re-level and topsoil with the sites existing earth which equates to 525 tonnes of material, saving 27 lorry loads of imported topsoil to spread. The total amount of recycled material being used to create the new community green space in Townhill Park equates to 166 lorry loads and will avoid over four and a half tonnes of CO2.