Kensington Memorial Park - Draft Masterplan

Closed 12 Sep 2021

Opened 19 Jul 2021

Overview

The Council are seeking your views on improvements to Kensington Memorial Park (St Mark’s Park).  

This consultation follows a number of discussions we have had with people over the past few years. In 2019 we asked people for their views on the future of park buildings and in 2020 we asked people about the water play area and proposals to install an outdoor gym.

More recently in spring 2021 we held a series of discussion groups, where members of the Parks Team met with local community groups to discuss issues and proposals for the park. The key findings were: -

  • Most people were in favour of a combination of refurbishment and replacement of existing park buildings.
  • Most people were in favour of the public toilet block being refurbished into either a new café/kiosk or sports changing rooms, with all other facilities housed in a new building.
    • Parks Team feedback - Toilet block would need extension to meet size recommendations for sports changing rooms.
  • Groups that represent people with physical and mental disabilities supported accessibility improvements for their users.
  • Most people supported measures to keep dogs away from the sports pitch (when in use).
  • Most people supported proposals to provide places to shelter from the elements
  • There was some support for installing floodlights to the tennis courts, but this wasn’t seen as a priority for investment.
    • Parks Team feedback - Investment for floodlights will come out of a dedicated funding pot and will not be at the expense of other park improvements.  
  • Some people proposed installing a perimeter footpath around the edge of the park.
    • Parks Team feedback – there isn’t enough space to safely install a footpath around the back of the sports pitch. However, a new footpath around the amenity grass area, to the east of the pitch, is an option.
  • Most people did not support the installation of a community garden although some people did support wildflower planting.
    • Parks Team feedback – wildflower planting will take place as part of Bee Superhighway project.
  • Most people did not support having a periodic farmers market in the park.

A full summary of discussion group proposals and responses to can be found at Kensington Memorial Park | Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (rbkc.gov.uk).

Building on the results of these exercises, we now want to ask how proposals could fit together.

This survey will run for a period of six weeks, and will close on 12 September 2021. Information about how your data will be processed can be found at the end of the survey.

If you have any queries, require a paper copy of the consultation, or require assistance in other languages, please contact the Parks Projects Team using the contact details in the 'Contact' section of this page.

Areas

  • Dalgarno
  • St. Helen's

Interests

  • Parks
  • Consultations