Bollo Brook Sona Park is a large urban park that offers a range of sports, health and wellbeing activities for all the local residents of all ages and abilities. The park has been significantly improved, and now offers a MUGA and children’s play area, including the bespoke Yalp Sona, the first of its kind in London and exercise equipment.
Bollo Brook Sona Park has been designed in consultation with local residents, and both Berrymede Infant School and Berrymede Junior School have been involved throughout the project, as well as Bollo Brook Youth Centre.
Located between Berrymede Junior School and the community facilities of Acton Gardens Phase 6.2, which include a nursery and doctors’ surgery, the park is part of over 4.69 hectares of open spaces being created at Acton Gardens, with 1.85 hectares dedicated to play spaces, making a positive contribution to health and wellbeing in the local area.
Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council said: “I am sure that these new facilities will prove very popular when current COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and sport and fitness activities can be resumed.
“When completed, the new Acton Gardens estate will host almost 1,300 socially rented homes, all of which will be well within the means of local people on low incomes. This ambitious development is part of our commitment to providing 2,500 genuinely affordable homes around the borough for local people, making us London’s most ambitious homebuilding council.”
The bespoke Sona has already been used massively by the community this year, despite some cold weather.
The transformation of Bollo Brook Park has been funded entirely through Section 106 contributions from Acton Gardens (which has also contributed to future maintenance of the park), with project management by Ealing Council’s Leisure and Parks Service and construction by Ground Control Ltd.