Finsbury Park Over 8s Play Area
Work has started on the installation of the first phase of the exciting new over 8s play area in Finsbury Park, which is due to open in August 2019 to coincide with the park's 150th anniversary celebrations.
The replacement of the current Red Play and Hope play areas started with a two-phase consultation during the summer holidays in 2017 and in early 2018. Local schools, residents, park users and park stakeholders were all consulted.
The outcome of the consultation was that the majority of people who responded wanted multiple climbing structures, a double slide, a zipwire and adventure play, natural play and Parkour.
We invited a number of the UK’s leading play companies to design schemes based on this feedback and commissioned the winner, Kompan, to build a new play area that meets these aspirations.
Phase one of the new play area will include:
- Super frisbee
- Agility equipment
- CocoWave pendulum swings
- Bird’s nest swing/shell
- Stepping pods
- Double width slide
- Rope bridge
- Parkour with Human flag wall
- Cableway/zipwire (single)
The centrepiece feature of the new play area is the UK’s first ‘Super Frisbee’ - a large, round, green climbing structure which will give over 8s hours of fun.
- See the comprehensive Finbusry Park over 8s play area plan (PDF, 134KB)
Phase two of the refurbishment will see the existing Hope Play Space refurbished and integrated with phase one, and will begin at the end of 2019.