Regeneration plans for Potters Bar park

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 September 2017

Oakmere Park in Potters Bar

Oakmere Park in Potters Bar


Exciting plans are in the pipeline to give a Potters Bar park an all-singing, all-dancing sports court, bespoke play area, bandstand and fitness equipment.

Hertsmere Council will be installing a £30,000 interactive sports court at Oakmere Park, funded by section 106 money from local developments.

The council aims to have this installed by summer 2018.

A council spokesman said: “We are installing a colourful and multi-functional sports field in Oakmere Park, whereby traditional goals have been replaced with interactive panels, vivid lights and audio speakers.

“This encourages visitors to play the various games in a fun new way.

“We are currently negotiating the power outlets needed to be installed to power the sports court.”

The spokesman added; “This [the sports court] will coincide with a larger scale redevelopment of the play area(s) with exciting bespoke play items and, subject to funding, new refreshment facilities, bandstand, fitness equipment and the installation of historical artefacts and interpretation boards.”

The council’s parks team is currently looking into “funding opportunities” to bring these ambitions to fruition.

The interactive sports court has been designed and constructed by a Dutch company.

Yalp, which is a global distributor of these courts, states online: “The core of the Yalp Toro Sports court are the interactive goals.

“Each goal has sensors that register impact and actively respond by LED lights and sound.

“A set of four goals can be installed in any sports arena and on every sports field.

“Create an interactive arena and a unique and very intense experience.”

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