New Playground Coming to Greenwich Park

An exciting new natural playground is coming to Greenwich Park.  The final phase will begin this month with completion expected in July.

Just in time for the summer holidays. We hear that the playground design will follow a maritime theme reflecting the nautical roots of Greenwich and will allow disabled and able-bodied children to play together.

Greenwich Park Playground

Features will include a new basket swing, roundabout, and plenty of sand and water play with further elements positioned both at ground level and in raised channels of varying height.

The project received £315,000 from The London Marathon Charitable Trust with the remaining cost being funded by The Royal Parks, the charity which manages the Park. Graham Dear, manager of the Park, has said: “We’re working with the community and local partners to transform Greenwich Park for everyone to enjoy.

“This exciting new play space will give all children a chance to have fun with their friends, while exploring and discovering nature, in a historical setting.”

Joe Thompson, from The London Marathon Charitable Trust,­ added: We are delighted to provide a grant towards improvements to Greenwich Park playground and the delivery of a play programme in partnership with London Play, local schools and organisations such as Greenwich Parents Voice.

“The trust’s mission is to challenge inequality of access to physical activity by funding projects which enable people to become and remain physically active regardless of age, gender, ability, race or background.”

“The project will transform play opportunities for children and families in one of London’s best-loved parks. The Play Programme focuses on encouraging imaginative and social play among children of all ages and abilities, with a particular focus on engaging the most deprived local communities who may have limited access to green space.”