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Ponders End Park Springs Open

Published Tuesday, 03 April 2012

The new look Ponders End Park will be officially opened on 9 April (Easter Monday).

The Park, formerly called Ryan's Park and Ponders End Recreation Ground, has been refurbished by Enfield Council and includes new features such as a fountain, lighting, popup power points for festivals and a refurbished bandstand. There will also be better lighting, CCTV and drought-tolerant planting to make the park look better and feel safer for the people who use it.

The opening will be marked with a free family Easter event from 1pm featuring a Fair Trade Easter Egg Hunt, a children's Easter bonnet and fancy dress parade, The Gershwin Gang playing swing music on the bandstand and giant Zorb balls. Children will have the chance to meet spring animals at the mini farm.

There will also be the first Ponders End Creative Market, funded through the Mayor of London's Outer London Fund, between 1-4pm where stallholders will be selling handmade items such as cakes, jewellery, clothing, crafts, accessories, bags, cards and natural skin and body products.

The Creative Market and redevelopment of the park are designed to encourage visitors to the area and to complement the existing shops in the High Street. They are just two of a wide range of Council schemes designed to promote businesses in Enfield.

Enfield Council's Leader, Cllr Doug Taylor, said: "The new look Ponders End Park will be a fantastic facility for all of Ponders End to enjoy and is part of the multi million pound regeneration of the area."

"Enfield is one of the greenest boroughs in London and the work carried out in Ponders End Park will build on and further enhance the superb facilities we have in our parks."

"The renovation of Ponders End Park and the establishment of an occasional market there will provide a boost to business in the area and enable people who want to set up a retail enterprise to test the water.

"We're determined to support new businesses in Enfield and the creation of an occasional market inside the Park will give Ponders End a timely boost during a period of economic uncertainty.

The Easter in the Park event has been organised in local partnership by EBRA, Art Start, the PECDT and Enterprise Enfield. The Creative Market has been funded by the Mayor London's Outer London Fund.

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