Southwark Council has revealed more details of the proposed revamp of the athletics track at Southwark Park.
The proposals to be put forward will include reinstating the athletics track and creating a grassed central pitch to enable, for the first time, a full programme of athletics activities to be delivered for people of all abilities.
Activities will include:
- Six lane Athletics Track with eight lane 100m straight
- Long/Triple Jump
- High jump
- Pole Vault
- Hammer/Discus cage
- Shot put
The proposal also includes plans to amend the boundary of the sports facility to provide additional land for users of the park.
Funding has also been confirmed for the refurbishment of the park’s pavilion. A public consultation and design development will take place over the next few months.
Councillor Veronica Ward, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Sport and Volunteering said: “This is a really exciting step for Southwark, and especially for users of Southwark Park and local athletes as a part of our Olympic and Paralympic Legacy. We also hope that the refurbished pavilion will provide facilities to support the athletics development, as well as changing rooms, toilets and refreshment facilities for the benefit of park users.”
Last month the new London City Athletics Club held its launch event – a 10k run – in the park.