Eaglesfield Parks Parkfest 2021

Welcome to

Friends of Eaglesfield – PARKSfest 2021 and Celebration of our new playground equipment.

 

 

Do you have a photograph you’ve taken or an old postcard of Eaglesfield?

Could you draw or paint something inspired by the park?

Could you write about a memory of a time you’ve spent there?

Share them with us on our Twitter @EaglesfieldOf or Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/foepse18/ or email [email protected] by 22nd August. We’ll display them online and show a selection in the park at our 2021 PARKSfest event ‘Eaglesfield – A Park for All Times’ on the 5th September.

Get the kids involved – pick up a junk modelling starter pack from the Friends of Eaglesfield stall at the new playground opening celebration on Sunday July 25th 1 – 4pm. 

Bring your creations to show at the Parksfest event in the park on September 5th 1 – 4pm.

Bring a picnic and stay to enjoy live music – and the new playground in this lovely park at the top of Shooters Hill.

Come and show off your artwork: younger visitors can draw us a favourite feature from the park, design a playground or submit a photo.

You can download and print dice to help you design your own fantasy playground. There is a blank one to add any features you like.

Turn it into a game. Roll a dice and see what you get. Each dice has different designs for you to choose from. Scroll down to download, print off, cut out and you’re ready to roll. Don’t like the designs? You can create your own design. There’s a blank dice for you to draw on your own design.

Step 1: Download each dice.

Step 2: Print off each dice.

Step 3: Cut out each dice.

Step 3a: If you’re creating your own dice – draw on your own playground equipment to each side of the dice.

Step 4: Glue each dice and leave to dry.

Step 5: Now you’re ready to play.

Step 6: Once you’ve chosen your design send the results to Friends of Eaglesfield Park. Email: [email protected]. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foepse18/

https://eaglesfieldpark.org/little/design-a-playground/

We still need your help to finish the playground.

Remember when it looked like this:

Then the works began:

And this is what it looks like now:

Eaglesfield Park Playground Finishing Fund

Thank you for your support so far. We have raised over £1000 but we still need more.

Click here to find out how you can help.

 

Eaglesfield Park Survey Update

 

Thank you so much for all the survey responses, we are really enjoying reading your comments and will take note of all of them.

Please do keep sharing far and wide with anyone who uses the park or might like to.

We have new activities coming this week, keep working on those poster images we would love to see some more.

Maybe you could build your own playground model out of recycling? We had a go, can you tell what we used?

Please click on the link below to get access to our survey and make your views known about what you would like to see included in the park.

Eaglesfield Playground Renovation Survey

If you would like to get more involved do let us know by going to the contact page or clicking here.

Greenwich Renovation Consultation: Friends of Eaglesfield Pak

Consultation Visual

 

The Friends of Eaglesfield Park (FOEP) group was formed in 2006 and works to protect and improve the park.

You can find out more about FOEP, previous projects and upcoming meetings and events at www.eaglesfieldpark.org.

We are currently working on a project to renovate the playground and want your valuable feedback on the plans so far.

Having looked at repair options, we think a fairly major resurfacing with new equipment, is the most cost-effective option. Most of the existing equipment now needs more than a coat of paint, as well as being outdated, and we wanted to find something that suited the atmosphere of the park.

Having talked to several suppliers one came back with a design we would like your feedback on.

friends of eaglesfield park

Please click on the link below to get access to our survey and make your views known about what you would like to see included in the park.

Eaglesfield Playground Renovation Survey

If you would like to get more involved do let us know by going to the contact page or clicking here.

 

Eaglesfield Pond Duck House Story

On 23rd April 2020, during the middle of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic a local resident asked a question on the Nextdoor mobile phone app. Nextdoor is a private social network that enables neighbours hear about what is happening in their local community.

Below are screenshots of the conversation that started on 23rd April 2020 asking if a duck house could be put in the middle of Eaglesfield Pond. Unfortunately, some of the screenshots are not that clear but I hope you’re still able to decipher what was written.

Keep reading and find out what happened ….

 

 

eagkesfield park duck house

 

 

A number of other local residents had responded to the question and shared their views. The Chair of Friends of Eaglesfield park, also a member of Nextdoor saw the above message and replied on the same day.

 

 

 

The resident who posted the original post responds to Bridget and expresses his concern about bread being fed to the ducks.

Another resident gives another push for the duck house because of her concern that crow’s pose a risk to the ducklings.

eaglesfield park duck house

A day later and the conversation continues. It can be difficult to know what to do in these situations – do we listen to the experts or go with our heart?

 

On April 27th April 2020 just 4 days after the original question was raised a duck house was built and installed into the Eaglesfield Park Pond.

 

 

 

Thanks to all who got involved in the conversation on Nextdoor to make this happen, you contributed by sharing your voice.

I visit the pond regularly and I’ve been enjoying watching the ducklings mature. I shall be posting pictures over the next weeks. If you have any pictures you’d love to be posted to this blog do let us know by going to the contact page here.