Down Lane PArk Improvement Project
Down Lane Park provides seven hectares of vital green space at the heart of Tottenham Hale, including sports, leisure and recreation facilities, a community hub and children’s nursery.
The park is in need of investment: User Surveys carried out by the Council in 2021 identified residents’ and park users’ priorities for improvements to the park. This early engagement process also showed a clear desire from residents and community partners to participate more actively in shaping the park’s future. This helped the Council to plan next steps and launch the Down Lane Park Improvement Project.
Co-Designing Down Lane Park Improvements
Haringey Council is working with residents and community partners to co-design a new vision for the park. Together we will develop proposals to maximise the potential of this important greenspace for the benefit of all of Tottenham Hale’s residents.
The co-design process brings together a Community Design Group (CDG) made up of ten local representatives, elected Cabinet Members, Council Officers and designers to work collaboratively on developing designs for improvements to the park which will be consulted on more widely in the summer.
The CDG has met regularly since 5 February 2022 and will continue to work closely with the council and design team to develop proposals for the park through 2022 and beyond.
Down Lane Park User & Community Forum
In January 2022, the Council also organised a launch event to help establish a Park User & Community Forum. This will provide a space for ongoing local engagement and joint working on matters related to the park. 59 people attended the launch event and the Council is now supporting the group to become established.The Park User & Community Forum met for the first time on 9th April 2022.
The Forum is led by the community, and will decide its own priorities and focus, which may include:
- Identifying and escalating issues relating to day-to-day operation of the park (link is external)
- Supporting management and/or maintenance of park
- Organising community/sports events, planting and growing initiatives
- Longer term, taking on a stewardship role
- Participation in co-design of improvements to the park via its elected co-Chairs.
Register your interest and get involved
If you would like to find out how you can get involved with the Park User & Community Forum, please register your interest by filling out this form (link is external).
New to the project? Discover more details via our community engagement website on improving Down Lane Park (link is external).