CAMPAIGN: Opening up the railway arches reunites both ends of the Park

After fighting off an inappropriate proposal to splash a jazzy “community mural” onto the 19th century railway arches, we have finally achieved our campaign goal to open them up.

Left for years in a dilapidated state, with peeling paint and fenced off with a jumble of ugly door panels, the arches had been used to store miscellaneous council junk.

Their eventual refurbishment and partial repainting in uniform dark green is a vast improvement, not to mention the splendid views that reunite both ends of the park.

The final stage involved landscaping a neglected overgrown mound at the King Street end, which opened up more new vistas and made more of the park available for public use.

Ravenscourt Park
Ravenscourt Park

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