Shape the future of Burgess Park

Burgess Park West

We have spent £3.5million on improving the south western area of Burgess Park, which was not included in the previous redevelopment work.

The new play area is now open and is located near the entrance to Rust Square on Bowyer Place.

Plans were developed, taking into account the results of four public consultations, and improvements include a bigger nature area, a play area and improving Rust Square with soft landscaping.

The project site covers Rust Square up to the underpass below Wells Way, including the section of New Church which was within the park and the nature area.

Take a look at the plans (pdf, 2.2mb)

Burgess Park West Poster
              View the Burgess Park West poster (pdf, 139kb)

Opening event

Join us to celebrate completion of the project on Saturday 22 June 2019 between 11am and 4pm.

Family activities and entertainment will include:

  • nature trails from The Wildlife London Trust
  • joint drama performance from The Theatre Deli and Exquisite Folly Theatre
  • community art exhibition from Art in the Park, funded by Culture Seeds London
  • butterfly/Moth Release Activity (Butterfly Conservation Trust)
  • arts & craft postcard activity (FoBP)
  • face painting
  • henna
  • food and drink stalls
  • ribbon cutting by the Mayor of Southwark and councillor speeches starting at 11.45am

The opening event will mainly be focused around Rust Square and the new woodland play area, near the entrance to Burgess Park on Bowyer Place, SE5. The nature trails will be in the nature area which will be signposted.

Road closure

The section of New Church Road that was inside the park closed permanently on 4 December 2017 and has now been removed from the park. Along with the greening of Rust Square, 1,350m2 of tarmac and other hard surfaces have been converted into soft green space.

The Quietway 7 route and other new paths will provide a link between Albany Road, Wells Way and Southampton Way. The new paths are 4m wide, lit at night and shared by everyone who uses the park.

Previous public consultations

You can download the results of the consultations here:

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Page last updated: 12 June 2019