I have noted before that the lake in Ravenscourt Park used to used for boating.
A resident has been in touch to say that “cordoning this lake off so nobody can use it in any way is terrible – simply giving up on an area of our park which is so much loved and used.”
He doesn’t think a return to boating would be viable but says: “My idea entails a natural swimming facility for the public to use…there are some amazing self cleaning natural swimming lakes/ponds which look good with all the plants and associated landscaping and enhance the natural environment. It also enables people to swim naturally and get some exercise. ”
The Parks Manager has responded:
“I do think there may be scope to make the lake more open and inclusive of the park. I don’t know why it was originally fenced off, I am making an assumption that this was for H&S reasons. My colleague Sarah is working on the park masterplan so we can certainly include some proposals for the lake within this to seek public opinion. Delivery of anything following the consultation will be subject to us identifying funding.”
What do you think?