Park of the Month - December 2023
This month we’re celebrating not one, but three linked green spaces in Acton, including the borough’s newest in Acton Gardens W3. These new, urban parks have been provided as part of an ambitious regeneration scheme led by Countryside Partnerships, L & Q and Ealing Council in the area that was previously the South Acton housing estate. Redevelopment is well underway, with new affordable housing and homes for sale now occupied, and more planned.
All three parks are within easy walking distance of each other, along Bollo Bridge Road, and there is good public transport via local buses and Acton Town tube station.
Officially opened in October 2023, the public square links all areas of the estate with the new community centre and offers seating, play equipment for all ages, a sculpture designed by artist and former South Acton resident Adébayo Bolaji, in collaboration with the local community, youth centre and other art lovers. There are also picnic tables, green space and colourful autumn/ winter planting.
Bollo Brook Park
Is a great play space for all ages and abilities including an interactive arch designed with local school children and youth centre, a multi-use games area (MUGA), soft surface with play markings, a functional training rig for outdoor exercise and a dedicated ‘senior fitness unit’ and footpath circuit with distance markers.
Building on Acton’s fine tradition of public art, the area is decorated with murals by Artification including the tiger in the park by Georgia Green and the Knowledge is Power mural on the wall of Acton Gardens School (previously Berrymede junior and infant schools).
Offers imaginative play spaces for all ages, beautiful planting and seating areas, table tennis tables, green space and more exercise equipment. It was designed in consultation with local residents as a communal garden for all to enjoy.