The Goldsworth Park Lake and Recreation Area Users Group, of which the GPCA is a member, has been discussing improvements to the area and Woking Borough Council has now circulated the first draft of the landscape master-plan as a basis for consultation.
Two new junior football pitches – which will be progressed this summer under the existing Playing Pitch Strategy project. All being well, the initial works are expected to be completed by October and would then require a year long maintenance programme to bring the pitches up to the required standards.
New 600m long surfaced cycle track – this will replace the existing cycling facilities (i.e. the BMX track) and the skate ramp.
The existing multi-use games area to be converted into additional car parking – approx. 40 spaces.
Multi-use games area
New upgraded multi-use games area adjacent to existing play area. It is propose that the new MUGA would be fenced, similar to the ones at Byfleet Recreation Ground and Vyne Field.
Outdoor gym equipment along the access road leading to the hockey pavilion. An image of the equipment that has recently been installed at Woking Park and Vyne Field is attached. The proposal is that the same equipment is provided at Goldsworth Park and in a similar configuration as a gym rather than a trail, which had been suggested.
Habitat improvements to woodland
Improved access through the woodland – this area would need further detailed design to incorporate additional wetland / wet woodland areas with input from Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Landscaping of north shore of the lake
This landscaping would just involve management of existing and possibly new planting but would not impact on the existing structure of the bank or the existing platforms. Again, this will require more detailed design in consultation with users.
Provision of café / refreshment kiosk
The Council has been approached by a few different food vendors interested in running a small refreshment kiosk at Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground. A couple of these providers have suggested a semi-permanent structure that would remain on site, while others have suggested a mobile unit that would only be on site during operating hours. Before they enter into any negotiations, the Council would like the views of the user group and residents about what they would or wouldn’t like to see at Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground in terms of food and drink provision.
Please forward any comments or suggestions to the Chair of the GPCA (firstname.lastname@example.org) (not to WBC) by 21st August 2015.