Nature Area works underway in £3.5m revamp of Burgess Park

News Desk (16 November, 2017)

New play area, new meadows, and dozens of new trees


Dozens of new trees and a new nature area are being created along the south-west side of Burgess Park.

Southwark Council is in the middle of completing £3.5m of works in the Rust Square section of the park. And it forms part of a £9m scheme that will also see improved sports facilities and public toilets.

Among the new features will be:

  • 90 trees to be planted after 45 cut down in park area between Kitson Road, Addington Square and New Church Road
  • Meadow planning in Rust Square (beside Kitson Road)
  • “Natural play area” made of wooden features for children and toddlers
  • Section of New Church Road will be removed from beyond the turning onto Southampton Way, this area will become the new nature area
  • A new park entrance with lighting and seating at the very south-west corner, between Kitson Road and New Church Road
  • Winding paths within the fields beside New Church Road will be straightened to increase the area of lawn

Small sections of the park bedside New Church Road will be closed at different times for work to be carried out on planting the nature reserve. Other stages of the work will be carried out during the next year.

For more information go to and search for “Shape the future of Burgess Park”


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