New park for Perivale

As part of the council’s commitment to creating 10 new parks in the borough, Perivale Golf Course will be transformed into a new park that could eventually become part of a regional park.

Ealing Council’s strategic director for economy and sustainability took a decision on 18 March to permanently close the golf course and to undertake works to open it as a new publicly accessible park that could ultimately form part of plans for a new regional park in the borough.

The proposed regional park has the potential to be as transformative for west London as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was for east London.

The new regional park will give more residents access to a well-designed green space and will support the council’s mission to plant 50,000 more trees and re-wild 800,000sqm of the borough, increasing biodiversity, reducing air pollution and re-connecting people with nature.

The new regional park will also bring opportunities for better sports and cultural venues, encourage walking, cycling and other physical activities, helping to reduce health inequalities and increasing mental wellbeing.

You can read more about the benefits that a regional park can bring to the borough on the council’s website.

Residents have backed the council’s proposal to open a new regional park in Perivale. More than 6,000 people, as well as local groups and organisations, shared their views in a public consultation carried out between October and December 2023.

Almost two thirds of residents (more than 62%) said they supported closing Perivale Park Golf Club to make it into a park. There was also resounding support for the idea of a regional park, with 76% of survey responders supporting it. 

You can read the full consultation findings on the council’s website. 

Councillor Peter Mason, leader of Ealing Council said: “The transformation of Perivale Golf Course into a new park that could eventually become part of a regional park will realise a historic ambition for Ealing Council.

“The Elizabeth II Park has transformed east London and a park of this size has the potential to have similar positive effect on the borough and west London too.”

Councillor Deirdre Costigan, deputy leader and cabinet member for climate action, said: “Almost two thirds of residents have backed our plan to open this new park in Perivale, which will be the second of the 10 new parks we promised to deliver, and we hope will eventually form part of the regional park. We’ve already got plans to plant wildflower meadows and install benches, paths and new signage in the park but we’re looking forward to designing the final layout in partnership with local people – including agreeing a new name!

As part of our plan to eventually integrate this new park into the regional park, we could see areas of forest, wetlands and new habitats for wildlife created in the future. We also want to explore the potential to continue to provide a cafe as we know that’s something residents would like to see in a regional park.”

Councillor Polly Knewstub, cabinet member for thriving communities, said: “A new regional park in the borough provides a very real opportunity for us to improve the lives of Ealing residents, unlocking access to green space to meet friends, play sports and experience world class music and performance and arts.”

Golf in the borough

An online map shows the golf facilities that are accessible for Ealing residents either within the borough itself or within a short journey time.

The council is planning on closing Perivale Golf Course in June 2024 with the new park opening to the public at the same time.