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Parks and green spaces across the borough are benefiting from continued council investment in leisure facilities, with a range of new and refurbished playgrounds, outdoor gyms, skate parks and other recreational amenities due to open this spring.

Bessingby Park

Water fountains to be installed

Hillingdon Council will be installing 15 drinking fountains at 14 of the borough's parks. The bottle filling station will allow people using the parks for recreation to stay hydrated. Each fountain includes a main bottle filler and two mixed-level bubbler taps dispense water to fill bottles or catch in the mouth. One of the taps is at an accessible height for people with disabilities and young people, and the other is at ground level for pets.

Fountains are being installed at:

Playgrounds

  • Ash Grove, Harefield - A new zip wire and ball court will be installed alongside refurbishing the existing playground.
  • Manor Waye Recreation Ground, Uxbridge - New play equipment includes a zip wire, swings, roundabout, play towers with climbing nets and a slide.
  • Chestnut Avenue, Yiewsley - Swings, a roundabout and play towers with a slide and seesaw will be installed.
  • Austins Lane, Ickenham - Swings, multi-play units with a slide and climbing wall, play panels, a roundabout and seesaw.
  • Ruislip Lido - The play area at Ruslip Lido will be extended with the addition of a wooden children's pirate ship

Outdoor gyms

Skate parks

  • Fassnidge Park, Uxbridge - the skate park is being refurbished.
  • Field End Recreation Ground, South Ruislip - new skate park.

New park

Dowding Park, Uxbridge

A new 40 acre park, set in the heart of the St Andrew's development at the former RAF Uxbridge site, will be opened on Saturday 17 March. The park is named after Lord Dowding, the RAF commanding officer during the Battle of Britain.

There is a play area for children on the western edge and in 2012, the council planted a Jubilee Wood (a copse of 100 specimen trees) assisted by schoolchildren from across the borough, in addition to the facilities provided by the developer.

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