Shoreditch garden gets Nike revamp
A community garden in Shoreditch has been given a new lease of life.
Aske Gardens boasts tennis courts which have been repainted and repaired, and a multi-use games area which has been re-surfaced, and now after many years of being padlocked, the gates leading into Pitfield Street have been reopened making the gardens much more accessible.
The revamp in the established garden which is already populated by large trees, has also seen double-sided benches, bird boxes, bike stands, and recycling bins installed.
“The council wanted to encourage more children and young people to use the area by ensuring a local green space that was vibrant, welcoming and with open-access to sports and other activities throughout the year,” said a council spokeswoman.
Daniel Elsa from nearby in Hoffman Square said: “I love the park and I hope the plans do make it a bit more dynamic and friendly.”
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The improvements are funded by sports company Nike through its ‘FlyKnit Collective’ programme.
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