Southwark Council’s revitalisation of Peckham Rye Park is well underway; its brand new play area will have a strong focus on water play for younger children and it is the first of its kind in Southwark.
The exciting new play area was inspired by the Tumbling Bay Playground at the Olympic Park, and will bring some of its best play activities to Peckham Rye Park.
Work has started on the new children’s play area. But, while we were clearing the site of the old car park, we discovered contamination of low grade asbestos. A thorough investigation has revealed this to be the least serious type, it is not airborne and the site was, and is, completely safe. But this does mean there will be a delay in opening the new play area, while we clear the ground.
We hope to bring you your exciting new children’s play area by spring 2018. It will include a water play zone (April to Oct), which will encourage children to use hand pumps to help the water flow around streams and damns, which they can play in. More fun will be had with a push button water spray, and a sand pit with little diggers. In addition we will be introducing a big climbing frame with tunnel slides, all sorts of wonderful swings and comfortable seating for parents and carers.
Cllr Barrie Hargrove, Cabinet Member for Communities, Leisure and Safety, said: “The revitalisation of Peckham Rye Park is coming along nicely and although the delay with the new children’s play area is frustrating, I am excited about the plans for the amazing new playground, which promises to be a lot of fun for local children.”
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45