London Borough of Redbridge
Fairlop Waters Country Park in Barkingside is a large park with sailing and angling lakes, an 18-hole golf course and a clubhouse. It had previously been difficult to access due to busy roads and, apart from the lakes, was lacking in activities for children and young people.
How the park has been improved
The aim was to open up the park to a wider audience, transforming it into a regional attraction. New active leisure facilities have been provided which have been combined with opportunities for more tranquil recreation.
The Mayor helped to fund improvements to Fairlop Waters Country Park including:
- Development of a boulder park;
- Development of a natural play park;
- Footpath creation and improvements;
- New signage;
- Landscaping around the clubhouse.