Putting the park back into Wembley Park
13 September 2021
The southern section of the new seven-acre park in Wembley Park is now open. This is the first time the area has had a new major green space for 150 years.
Union Park is one of the first new large public parks in London for decades and will feature a bandstand, children's play areas, sports zones and a relaxing urban meadow.
The north section of the park is expected to open in 2024.
Cllr Shama Tatler, Lead Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning at Brent Council said:
“Our vision for Wembley Park has always had the wellbeing of our communities and sustainability at its core. We have worked in partnership with Quintain to make sure a fantastic new neighbourhood is delivered.
“Access to nature and green spaces has never been more important and plays a crucial role in protecting and supporting mental health and wellbeing, which is why we worked hard to ensure the provision of good quality spaces throughout the area.
“Union Park, spanning almost seven-acres, is a key feature of our transformation plan, carefully designed to ensure our residents and visitors have an abundance of space to relax, play, exercise and reconnect with their natural surroundings.”
Julian Tollast, Head of Masterplanning and Design at Quintain, said:
“We have put the park back into Wembley Park - as it was always meant to be. Union Park, Wembley Park’s first significant new green space since the 1870s, is so named because we want it to be a place for the community: a space where people can come together and enjoy nature.
"The past year and a half has shown, clearer than ever, how important it is that we all have access to natural and wide-open green spaces.”
© Photos courtesy of Chris Winter