The opening of the playground prompted numerous requests for facilities for the rest of the community and, after local surveys were carried out, the favourite idea was to create a perimeter path, with possible gym equipment. It will provide a hard service for wheelchair users, parents with buggies, the elderly and joggers, and will encourage local residents to use the park throughout the year.
Fundraising for the path is underway and the cost will be approximately £85,000. The park is often used by local schools for their sports and Croydon Council has been very supportive of the proposal. The project has also been displayed at the last two Rotary Summer Fairs in Grange Park, receiving extremely positive feedback.
The plans for the perimeter path ensure that the trees and their roots are not damaged.
As with the play area, the path will be entirely funded by the Friends of Grange Park and will not cost the council or tax-payers anything. For more information visit http://www.friendsofgrangepark.com/