Opening of the new £500k children’s playground in Brockwell Park

 By Soumaya Soussi Mouhssin

The new £500,000 children playground in Brockwell Park opened its gates to the public for the first time last week.

The official opening ceremony took place in presence of councillors Ann Kingsbury & Sally Prentice, children from Fenstanton Primary School and mums and toddlers from Brixton, Tulse Hill and the surrounding areas.

The new playground, jointly funded by the Lottery Fund and Lambeth council, is the result of a wider restoration in Brockwell Park, replacing the old playground and 1960s paddling pool which no longer fulfilled current health and safety requirements.

Cllr Kingsbury said: “This playground is a tribute to the commitment and determination of the community and the result of a huge contribution made by the local people and the local parks organisations.

“Open green spaces are valuable in all our lives and especially for children. Brockwell Park is one of the few places were children do not have to accommodate to the demands of traffic and have room to be themselves.”

Mum of three Terri Sinclair visits the playground two to three times a week with her children, aged between one and six, and said: “This is our main spot, it’s our extended back garden, but it’s lovely now, it’s brilliant, it has got a lot more going on now.”