The opening of a £500,000 playground in Brockwell Park has been delayed by nearly a month
The play area, replacing an older one near the Arlingford Gate, Tulse Hill, will now open at the end of May to allow new grass to grow around the apparatus.
It is part of a number improvements at Brockwell Park funded by a £3.5million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as £1million from Lambeth council.
In a letter to residents, the Friends of Brockwell Park said: “Due to the time it has taken to finish all the wooden attractions and to lay the turf around them, the grass will not be ‘take’ properly for a number of weeks.
“The contractors and parks have now had a meeting and the opening date is the end of May. Although this is a disappointment for all, including parks staff, we hope you will agree that it has to be finished properly and we hope it will be worth the wait.”
Parents have been asked to keep their children away from the playground until the area opens.
Elsewhere in the park railings are being replaced, paths relaid and toilets repaired. The ponds are also being improved with new bridges and pagodas added, and a tree planting scheme is under way.
The car park at Brockwell Lido will be closed until next Tuesday (1 May) to allow some of the improvements to be made.