Love Perry Vale - Mayow Park PlayBuilder Opening 16th June 2011Cllr Susan Wise wrote:On a very wet Thursday afternoon, myself, the chair of Friends of Mayow Park, Alona Sheridan, our excellent Safer Neighbourhood Team, officers from Lewisham and Glendale as well as pupils from Adamsrill School and more Friends of the Park helped me officially open the new PlayBuilder equipmentat Mayow Park Playscape.
This was funded from a grant of £70K from the previous government and some money from Lewisham's parks improvement budget. Alona and Hilary Jarrett invested time consulting with young users of the park and the Young Mayor of Lewisham's advisors on the equipment and layout for the area for 8-13year olds. The plan was drafted by Groundwork and brought to life by Glendale.
In a moment of no rain, Alona and I played table tennis on the new concrete table tennis table.
This new.area further adds to the improvements in our park and informed the Green Flag judges when they visited earlier this month., so please go visit!
Pictures and captions from the FOMP blog
Councillor Susan Wise cuts the ribbon and everyone cheers
The zip wire and table tennis are very popular
Thomas from Groundwork displays the play space logo
The woodland walk
logo on other equipment
The work on the older children's playspace started at the end of March 2011 with earth digging equipment.
I (Tim Lund) don't have any more recent photos, but regularly cycling past this summer, I'm impressed by how well used all this equipment is, well cared for, and, imagining myself a grumpy old man, how few discarded fried chicken boxes left lying around.