Berkeley’s The Green Quarter has launched the 50th ParkPlay, providing a weekly event for people of all ages and abilities across the community to meet, move and play.
The one-hour sessions, designed for everyone to enjoy, are available for locals and residents alike to attend every Saturday at midday. Only a short stroll from Southall station, the sessions are held at The Field, The Green Quarter (UB1 1FR) each week, with the ParkPlay flag marking the spot.
Nearby Parkside Yards, a vibrant new destination at the Southall development, gives attendees and spectators the chance to fuel up beforehand and relax afterwards, offering a café, pizza van and outdoor piazza, as well as a nature trail, children’s play area and a giant jumping pillow.
This is the third ParkPlay to launch in Southall, giving locals and residents alike more opportunity to come together and enjoy the extensive green, open space that’s right on their doorstep.
Rick Jenner, CEO of ParkPlay, comments: “After a stressful, busy week, lots of people enjoy playing and meeting up with their friends and neighbours at ParkPlay. It is an activity that connects people and helps build communities. ParkPlay is tackling some of the most pressing social issues of our time – lack of exercise, isolation, mental health and need for escape. As we recover from Covid and now face the cost of living crisis, it’s never been more important to give communities free ways to connect and boost their wellbeing.”
Jags Sanghera, head of community engagement at Berkeley’s The Green Quarter, comments: “We are honoured to host the 50th ParkPlay, offering an opportunity for our community to come together through games in the great outdoors. At The Green Quarter, we’re proud to have created a place filled with trees, plants and green space for people to enjoy and are proud of how much we have achieved so far, with a tree nursery, playspace, canalside paths and Central Gardens already open. It was great welcoming locals and residents alike to our development for the launch and we look forward to offering them some respite from the hussle and bussle of everyday life in London each week.”