Watermans Park Re-landscaping Proceeding

Council says the area will reopen to the public at end of March

Dignitaries assemble by Watermans Park project
Dignitaries assemble by Watermans Park project


Update from the Friends of Watermans Park

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The project to reshape Watermans Park has begun and Hounslow Council says that, having closed the riverside area in November, it intends to re-open it at the end of March.

Situated on the banks of the River Thames in Brentford, Watermans Park will be given a complete makeover over the next few months.

The works include a new cycleway and footpaths, new hedges, planting and wildflowers. There will be new social areas, outdoor table tennis and a covered performance area for performances and exercise sessions.

The play area is being upgraded, with new facilities for older children. There will also be exercise equipment, which can be used by all ages.

The new look will be rounded off with additional tree planting and a new boardwalk area.

The park's famous arch, with its wind chimes crafted by local children, will be untouched. Heritage assets such as cast-iron caps from the gas works will be saved and displayed in the park.

The council says that the responses made by residents to a questionnaire have shaped the way the project has proceeded.

Phil Jones, who is chair of The Friends of Watermans Park, said, “It is great to see the transformation of Watermans Park taking shape almost on a daily basis. In recent years our parks and open spaces have become even more important and this wonderful park by the river is right at the heart of our community. We are now looking for more people to get involved to make the most of the possibilities that the landscaping and new facilities offer and cannot wait for a great Spring re-opening.”

If you have any questions, would like to receive updates from or join the Friends, contact Philip Jones at chair@friendsofwatermanspark.org.

Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, Councillor Samia Chaudhary, said, “Our parks and open spaces are a vitally important part of life in our borough. We know that residents of the borough really value them as a way of improving their health, wellbeing and connecting with nature.”

“The improvements to Watermans Park will make this popular green space even more accessible and enjoyable for visitors of all ages. We have had to temporarily close the park, and we thank the residents and park users for bearing with us while we do this. The result will be an attractive new outdoor space that everyone can use, enjoy and be proud of."

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January 14, 2022

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