Burgess Park Transformed

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Last week Burgess Park finally re-opened to the public after an £8m transformation project.

At 46 hectares, Burgess Park is one of the largest parks in South London, and has been undergoing a radical transformation since spring 2011. This has included new walkways, woodland, lawns, BBQ areas and a bridge.

The wow factor comes from several new “hills” which provide panoramic views to the north, as well as two 30ft fountains in the extended lake.

Progress on the redesign is on-going however, with many areas of the park still closed off to the public. The grass seed planted in May and June is very much still settling in, and unfortunately this means the expansive lawns are not as lush as visitors might expect.

Have you visited the new Burgess Park? Let us know what you think, and how it compares to the site before regeneration.


  1. This is good news – I will have to go and check it out. Does anyone know if there are any permanent art installations and/or memorials included in the final revamp? If so, this will make a lovely place to feature in a South London Treasure Trail!

  2. John says:

    Yesterday I came into Burgess Park from the rather impressive entrance at Old Kent Road.

    It was lovely to see the extended lake and walkway across it. A lovely breeze came off the lake to cool one down!

    Nice fresh seating dotted around the park and the BBQ area beside the lake is a good idea.

    A lovely improvement.

  3. Peter Wood says:

    My ancestors lived in Canal Street in the early 1800’s.. I am sure they would be amazed at the transformation.