Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh

1921 - 2021

It is with deep sadness that the Council and residents have learned of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Athlone Gardens

About the Athlone Gardens redevelopment


The Council has been working with Catalyst Housing Ltd to develop proposals for improvements to Athlone Gardens.

Current Project - June 2019

The Council has been working with Catalyst Housing Ltd. to develop proposals for Phase 1 of the new Athlone Gardens. The design is based on consultation with the community and will be the foundation for the new park.

The design for phase 1 includes:

  • a new play area
  • a fenced dog agility area
  • a social zone with seating, ping pong and chess tables
  • planting of trees, wildflower turf and a lavender bed
  • a water fountain
  • new pathways
  • new benches and bins

Phase 1

Athlone Gardens phase 1 colour plan

The works were due to start on 15 July and will take approximately 22 weeks to complete.

The works will be delivered in two halves. The south area and new playground will be completed first. After this, the current playground will be removed and improvements will start on the north side of the park.

We apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause.

As the green space grows there will be further detailed consultation on how the park will take shape.

Future phases

Find out about the anticipated phasing for delivery of the final park here:

Athlone Gardens phasing plan

Timescales are indicative and may change. We will consult with residents and park users at each phase of works.

Consultation Reports

In late 2020 we ran a consultation on the existing dog agility area and it’s relocation at Athlone Gardens. Residents and park users gave us their views on the existing area and voted on its relocation.

Results at a glance:

  • Most people ‘agreed’ that the Dog Agility area benefits Athlone Gardens
  • Many people ‘disagreed’ that the park should become ‘dog on lead only’ if the Dog Agility area is improved
  • Most people would like to see a larger Dog Agility area located away from the playground.

The results of this consultation will now be used as a basis for relocating the dog agility area within the park.

Download the full consultation report:

Athlone Gardens - Dog Agility Report 2020

In Autumn 2018 we ran a consultation on the look and feel items in the proposal. Residents and park users voted on what furniture, fittings, and planting they wanted to see in the new temporary park.

Download the full consultation results here:

Athlone Gardens Consultation Report

In 2015 we ran a consultation to see what people wanted to see in the Phase 1 park. This consultation was not delivered. We used the results of this consultation to influence the current Phase 1 design.

Athlone Gardens summary consultation report