Little Wormwood Scrubs - Outdoor Gym and Toddler Area Refurbishment

Closed 7 Mar 2021

Opened 25 Jan 2021

Feedback updated 11 May 2021

We asked

We asked for your views on the conditions of the existing playground and outdoor gym situated within Little Wormwood Scrubs with the aim of refurbishing both facilities based on the feedback received. Questions centred around which pieces of equipment should be removed/added, which materials you would like to see used and what additional features you would like to see included (e.g. educational, safety etc.)

You said

In total, 112 members of the local community expressed their views through a consultation survey.

Outdoor Gym

  • Of the respondents who outlined that they had used the outdoor gym, a total of 36 per cent outlined that, overall, they were ‘satisfied’ (six per cent very satisfied, 30 per cent satisfied) with the outdoor gym equipment. Whilst a total of 30 per cent of respondents outlined that, overall, they were ‘dissatisfied’ (nine per cent very dissatisfied, 21 per cent dissatisfied) with the outdoor gym equipment.
  • A total of 54 per cent of respondents preferred a ‘combination of both calisthenics and other fitness equipment’ as part of the refurbishment. A total of 30 per cent selected that they would prefer ‘a variety of fitness equipment only’. Whilst eight per cent of respondents preferred ‘Calisthenics (body weight) equipment only’ as part of the refurbishment
  • A total of 72 per cent of respondents outlined that they used the ‘pulldown exerciser’ and the ‘chest press’, whilst a total of 70 per cent used the ‘leg press’.
  • Additional Features included: Better Surfacing, stretching area and clearer instructions on how to use the equipment

Playground

  • A total of 15 per cent of respondents outlined that they were ‘satisfied’ with the toddler playground area. A total of 63 per cent of respondents outlined that overall, they were ‘dissatisfied’ (18 per cent very dissatisfied, 45 per cent dissatisfied) with the toddler playground area.
  • A total of 78 per cent of respondents outlined that the ‘Jumper/Trampoline’ should be included in the refurbishment, and 75 per cent felt the ‘Seesaw equipment’ should be part of the refurbishment.
  • A total of 90 per cent of respondents outlined that they, or their children, used the ‘swings’ and 80 per cent used the ‘slide’.
  • Additional features included: Improved surfacing and a range of new equipment

We did

The results have been used to inform the tender and subsequent redesign of the playground and outdoor gym. Feedback has been used to specify what equipment and theme local residents want to see.

Overview

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea wants to know your views regarding the current outdoor gym equipment and toddler playground within Little Wormwood Scrubs. The current outdoor gym equipment is coming to the end of its life span and therefore needs to be replaced, along with the need to refurbish the toddler playground.

Why we are consulting

The Council wants to know your views about the current outdoor gym equipment and toddler playground in Little Wormwood Scrubs.

The gym equipment is coming to the end of its life span and therefore needs to be replaced. We recognise the importance of a healthy lifestyle and we encourage all to participate in sharing their ideas through this consultation, with the goal of implementing equipment which best suits the local community.

We are also looking to refurbish the wildlife themed toddler playground within the park, as the equipment within the playground is starting to show its age. In order to help deliver on our commitment to continually offer high standards within our parks, we are wanting to get your thoughts on what changes you would like to see.

We would appreciate if you could spend a few minutes answering the survey.

If you have any questions, would like to get a paper copy of the survey or would like details about translation of the consultation, please contact Adam Nicholson (Parks Project Manager) using the contact details given in the 'Contact' section of this page.

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