Six masterplans have been created to help parks and green spaces around Croydon thrive.

Last year, six parks which "represent the diversity of open spaces in the borough," were selected for a pilot project that explored how parks in Croydon are managed and used.

From that project came plans to transform Ashburton Park, Park Hill Recreation Ground, Lloyd Park, South Norwood Lake, Norbury Park and Happy Valley.

Councillor Timothy Godfrey said they need to focus on getting funding for the ideas.

"Our parks and green spaces are incredibly valuable and we want residents and visitors alike to be able to enjoy them for years to come," he said.

“With the government cutting Croydon’s grant by 65 per cent since 2010, the focus must now be on securing funding opportunities that will enable us to action the recommendations in the masterplans which help shape the future of our parks.”

Below are some of the key points to take away from each of the 6 masterplans.

South Norwood Lake:

A new sports hub and club house on the Auckland Road side of the park as well as a small events field next to the hub.

The lake will also be getting an upgrade. Council will be hoping to re-surface the footpath around the lake and improve fishing and viewing platforms.

Norbury Park:

In a win for bike riders, the pedestrian and cycle path that runs through the park will be getting widened, while the river that intersects across the park will be restored and made visible.

Happy Valley:

A new disabled accessible route and viewing platform around the grazing area is included in proposals.

Council also plan to improve signage around all area.

Ashburton Park:

A new cafe on the Pagehurst Road side of the park highlights the proposals with improved car parking alongside it.

There will also be a new cycle route built that would go around the sports area and skate park.

Lloyd Park: Once again a disabled accessible viewing point and disabled access route highlight the proposed changes.

There will also be improved signage and entry points scattered around the park.

Park Hill:

A new cycle path leading from the Barclay Road side of the park, alongside Stanhope Road and up to the water tower will be built.

A new cafe and toilets will also be built on the Barclay Road side.