As part of our annual “Environmental Walkabout” with the local Parks and Greenspace Officer on 1 June 2017, we visited Campbell Park. While the Park is graded “very good” as a community park, comments from park users and current parks quality assessments indicate that improvements are needed around access.
Entrance paths from Woodfield Avenue and Campbell Park Crescent get very muddy, with large standing puddles of water when we have wet or severe weather. This makes access tricky- and messy! This could be much improved if we had a network of safe, sustainable paths in Campbell Park, and particularly a dry route to the Play Area.
We are also keen to see the grassed areas of the Park currently being managed for biodiversity being turned into wildflower beds in time.
Parks and Greenspace are currently getting costings for the paths, and it is likely that funding constraints will mean any upgrade has to be done in stages.
Further images of Campbell Park which were used in compiling the report are available at www.colintoncc.org.uk/campbell-park