Raleigh Road Recreation Ground

Closed 18 Oct 2019

Opened 16 Sep 2019

Overview

As part of Richmond Council’s continued commitment to improve our parks and open spaces, the Parks Team are seeking the views of residents about a proposed upgrade to the play equipment at Raleigh Road Recreation Ground. Our aim is to add value to this community park by providing equipment and stimulation for children with disabilities and special education needs (SEND).

We are proposing to make the play space integrated, enabling disabled and able-bodied children to play together through:

  • The installation of a wheelchair swing and additional seating that has at least one side with easy access for those with additional mobility needs or buggies
  • Improvement of the current walkways to make it easier for buggies and wheelchairs to move across the ground
  • The addition of a sensory pathway with textured flooring and a variety of colours and shapes at eye level to offer stimulation and interest for all children

This would entail the installation of the following inclusive equipment / features to the existing park:

  • Wheelchair accessible swing
  • Sensory walkway
  • Activity trail and spinner
  • Accessible seating / benches
  • Pathway suitable for wheelchair users and buggies
  • Upgrade of existing parks furniture
  • Provision of new tree and bulb planting in the autumn

The purpose of this consultation is to understand whether local residents support the proposals and to gather feedback.

Have your say

Please give your views by completing the online survey below. If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please contact us at consultation@richmond.gov.uk.

What happens next

Following the consultation, all feedback will be carefully considered by the Council’s Parks Team before a final consideration by ward councillors and the Cabinet Member on whether to go ahead with the proposals. The results of the consultation will be published on this page, including next steps.

Areas

  • North Richmond Ward

Audiences

  • Open to all

Interests

  • Richmond Borough