Victory Community Park
We're seeking to make improvements to Victory Community Park.
Our aims are the following:
- the pedestrian bridge has been demolished and removed from site; we'll recreate the east and west connections around and through the park, as part of East Walworth Green Links
- to improve the look of the park to make it a more welcoming and safe space
- to increase the number of visits to the park; surveys in 2019 showed the park is underused in comparison to other similar parks in the borough
The final design for the park
Following the three public consultations for Victory Community Park, the final design which was updated in November 2022 is shown below.
Victory community park final design
- Better footpaths, new improved path surfacing and benches
- New plants with increased biodiversity next to Rodney Place
- New large, flat open lawn, created for everyone to sit and relax, play games or exercise
- Boundary to nature area improved with hedge and shrub plants and new entrance from within the park
- New ball court
- Table tennis area with seating area
- Improved play area with natural materials and colours
- New picnic benches/seats in paved spaces accessible for people with disabilities
- Keep and improve the world garden zone with new plants and signs
- Attractive lower metal railings at 1.4 metres high around the park boundary, and new plants all to make the park and the entrances more welcoming
- Create one new improved entrance at the corner of Victory Place and Balfour Street removing the two current entrances
- Create one new improved entrance at Munton Road
The Victory Community Park final design plan (PDF, 1.2mb) is available to download.
The following changes have been made to the design in November 2022
1) The ball court will now have football goals and basketball hoops on both ends, and we are exploring the possibility of a third basketball hoop on the half way line facing the school, similar to the current layout.
2) The pedestrian entrance on Rodney Place was going to be on the corner of Munton Road, however it will now be kept in approximately the same location as it is currently. A road safety inspection was carried out and the new pedestrian crossing on Rodney Place is now going to be further south. Keeping the current entrance now works best for easy navigation of the pedestrian route that links to Elephant Park, as part of the East Walworth Green Links.
This new entrance on Rodney Place also means that two trees originally proposed for removal will no longer need to be felled.
3) A new additional entrance to the park has been added to the design, on Munton Rd, about half way down the road. This entrance has been added for a number of reasons. Firstly, as there will no longer be an entrance at the corner of Munton Rd, this new entrance makes it more convenient for residents of Munton Road to enter the park. Additionally, we received requests from residents who use the Munton Road entrance as a route through to the primary school. Also, having multiple exits is beneficial for safety, particularly for women and girls visiting the park.
Initial public consultation
The initial consultation was in January 2020. A summary of this consultation is available to download below:
Victory Community Park Consultation January 2020 report (PDF, 1mb)
Second public consultation on concept design options
The second public consultation was in September 2020. Three design options based on feedback to the initial consultation were presented to the public and a summary of this consultation is available to download below:
Victory Community Park Consultation September 2020 report (PDF, 1.6mb)
Third public consultation on the developed design
Based on the feedback from these consultations, the design was developed to one design. This design was available to the public to comment on in September 2021. A summary of these comments is available to download below:
Victory Community Park consultation September 2021 report (PDF, 1.4mb)
Victory Community Park consultation September 2021 report appendix table (PDF, 1.5mb)
Play area consultation
In January 2023, a focused consultation was held on a design for the play area in the park. The consultation report and final design for the play area will be made available on this webpage when completed.
The final design was submitted for planning in August. View the application.
The planning application is scheduled for Sub Committee A on 15 March 2023.
Construction work is expected to take place in the park in summer and autumn of 2023.
This webpage will be updated once a detailed construction period is available.
Page last updated: 10 March 2023