Published 8 July 2021


The council commissioned Community Southwark to co-ordinate the consultation activities and gather resident feedback on what changes they would like to see in Southwark Park. Read the report here:

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Over the last 5 years, several improvement projects have been delivered at Southwark Park including the installation of additional tennis courts, upgrading the playground, and resurfacing the athletics track. Construction of the new grand pavilion overlooking the lake was completed and the building now houses a new park café, park office, and public toilets. More recently, in 2021, construction work started that will deliver a new Sports and Athletics Centre at the park.

As the current programme nears completion, Southwark Council is keen to engage with stakeholders, residents, and park users to gather ideas and identify key priorities for future investment in the park. A community consultation will help the council to shape and develop proposals to secure future investment in the park.

The council commissioned Community Southwark to co-ordinate the consultation activities and gather resident feedback on what changes they would like to see in Southwark Park. The results from the consultation will help to shape the council’s subsequent plans for the park’s renovation.

The consultation engaged local residents, schools, community groups, businesses, employees, and other key stakeholders, who live and work in the area surrounding Southwark Park. Through carrying out the public consultation the project gained valuable information such as:

  1. What residents and other key stakeholders think about the park
  2. Residents’ and stakeholders’ priorities for changes or improvements
  3. Levels of satisfaction with the park