CRANE Park's new outdoor classroom and cycle path were unveiled at its official reopening following a £400,000 renovation.
Youngsters from nearby Crane Park and Archdeacon Cambridge primary schools soaked up the sun during an open-air lesson at last Tuesday's launch event.
They also planted trees, bulbs and wildflower seeds and took part in an Easter egg hunt during the day.
Tony Fullinks, who has lived on the neighbouring Butts Farm estate, managed by Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP), for the last 40 years, was invited to speak at the event.
He said: "This is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when we all pull together - this area has such a great community spirit."
Crane Park was awarded the money in 2009 after receiving the most votes as part of the Mayor of London's Help a London Park scheme. More than 6,700 people from Hounslow and Richmond nominated the park in the capital-wide poll.
The work was carried out by Hounslow and Richmond councils, which jointly manage the park, in Whitton.
As well as the outdoor classroom and cycle lane, new gates have been fitted, extra bins and benches added and a play and fitness area created, among other improvements.
Councillor Corinna Smart, cabinet member for environment in Hounslow, said: "In a relatively short time, Crane Park has
become one of our best parks thanks to the work of both boroughs, the Mayor and - most importantly - local people."
Friends of the River Crane Environment (FORCE) and the London Wildlife Trust were two of many groups closely involved with the project.
FORCE chairman Rob Gray thanked all the park's supporters for their hard work over the past three years but said it was important to maintain the park for years to come.
"We have achieved our main goal of seeing improvements to both sides of the park and the proof is in the large numbers of local people using it, many of them for the first time," he added.