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Details revealed for new ‘Hatch End Riverside Park’ behind Harrow Arts Centre

The landscape surrounding Harrow Arts Centre is about to experience a significant change with the construction of Hatch End Riverside Park, a project that has been in the works for nearly two years.

Spearheaded by local councillors and community members, the initiative aims to repurpose the vacant field behind Hatch End Swimming Pool into an inclusive park along the banks of the River Pinn.

Councillor Matthew Goodwin-Freeman, a key figure in pushing the project forward, commented on the local investment in the project. He said, “This is a perfect example of local investment. We are literally turning a disused field into a park for all to enjoy. We’re reintroducing wildlife to the area along the River Pinn, planting wildflowers and fruit trees, as well as providing facilities for school children to have outdoor lessons and a stage for performances to take place.”

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The project gained national attention when Councillor Goodwin-Freeman discussed the plans on GB News with Eamonn Holmes OBE. During the discussion, Holmes acknowledged the rarity of new park constructions and praised the local initiative. In response, Councillor Goodwin-Freeman extended an invitation to Holmes to cut the ceremonial ribbon during the opening event.

Plans for Hatch End Riverside Park include an outdoor stage, intended for use by the Harrow Arts Centre for summer performances. The stage will be constructed using reclaimed materials from the site, aligning with the project’s commitment to minimising waste.

Details revealed for new 'Hatch End Riverside Park’ behind Harrow Arts Centre Harrow Online
Hatch End Riverside Park. Image: Cllr Matthew Goodwin-Freeman

Approximately 30 trees are being planted on the site, with several already in place. Cllr Goodwin-Freeman, who organised tree planting events last year in honour of Her Late Majesty, Elizabeth II, hopes the new park will be enjoyed by generations to come. The park’s features, including the outdoor stage and greenery, are expected to make it a valuable asset to the Harrow community.

Details revealed for new 'Hatch End Riverside Park’ behind Harrow Arts Centre Harrow Online