The first of seven new parks being created in a new neighborhood of nearly 7,000 residents has opened.
Celebrations took place last week to mark the opening of Claremont Park, part of the regeneration of Brent Cross Town.
Created on the Claremont Way Open Space site, the new park includes a range of fun and community facilities.
There is a new playground with climbing structures, sandboxes, a water playground, a skate park and other sports activities.
There are also exercise areas, benches and picnic tables, walking and biking trails, a pond, a wooded boardwalk, a natural amphitheater and a stage.
Over 300 new trees have been planted along with wildflower meadows across the park.
A new kiosk will be run like an ice cream parlor by Gus Bodur, who lives in Clitterhouse Road.
Karma Bread Bakehouse also recently opened alongside Happy Face Pizza in Claremont Way.
The Claremont Park launch saw four days of special events, including live music performers, a scavenger hunt, face painting, nature talks, art workshops and sports activities, culminating with a nature parade and a lantern procession on June 12.
Brent Cross Town will be at the heart of Brent Cross Cricklewood’s regeneration programme, providing 6,700 homes, new workspaces for up to 25,000 people, shops, restaurants, schools and parks.
Construction of Brent Cross West station on the Thameslink line is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.
The program is implemented by Barnet Council in partnership with developer Related Argent.
Council leader Cllr Barry Rawlings said: “Claremont Park is a fantastic new neighborhood park for the enjoyment of locals. I am pleased that community facilities like this are opening first in the new development to ensure that existing residents benefit from the transformation of the area, whether through new parks and open spaces, new stores or job opportunities.
“I can’t wait to see the kids and adults enjoying all that the new park has to offer.”
Morwenna Hall, Partner at Related Argent, said: “By extending and transforming the existing open space on Claremont Way, we have created a new neighborhood space that has something for everyone and, most importantly, helps support the community. increased biodiversity in the region.
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This notice was published: 2022-06-14 12:21:08