Redcliffe Square Gardens

Closed 14 Feb 2020

Opened 31 Jan 2020

Feedback updated 10 Mar 2021

We asked

A survey was developed to seek residents’ views on the improvements to Redcliffe Square Gardens, in particular, the views on the redevelopment of the existing playground and how natural play features into other areas of the parks.

You said

A total of 72 responses were received, the majority of which were from regular users of the Redcliffe Square Gardens playground:

  • Seven per cent of respondents were very satisfied and 43 per cent satisfied with the current playground in Redcliffe Square Gardens.
  • The two favourite pieces of equipment in the current playground were the swing (69 per cent) and the small multi-play unit (55 per cent).
  • The most popular equipment for the playground in the future were climbing equipment (39 per cent), cradle swings (toddlers) (36 per cent) and standard swings (33 per cent).
  • Seventy nine per cent of respondents would like to see some natural play features in the wider gardens with large trunks (66 per cent) and stepping stone logs (55 per cent) the most popular choices.
  • Fifty five per cent of respondents would like to see the existing park benches replaced by standard park benches (as used in other parks) which can be engraved/memorialised.
  • Sixty seven per cent of respondents would like to see picnic benches installed on one of the grass areas.

We did

The results of the consultation have been used to redesign the playground – due to be installed in April 2021:

  • Informal play features of balance bean and stepping stones
  • New benches with arm rests
  • Wheelchair accessible picnic tables

Results updated 10 Mar 2021



This winter the Council will be undertaking some improvements to Redcliffe Square Gardens to improve the perimeter planting, replacing current park benches with more accessible ones with arms and improving grass areas of the park particularly under trees. There are also opportunities to improve the playground, add additional seating and some natural play facilities. The Council is seeking the views of local residents and park users on these potential improvements.

Why your views matter

The views of residents and park users on the current playground and potential improvements to this and views on additional seating and natural play features.


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