Tooting playground begins transformation

Published: Friday 30th September 11

The council has begun transforming a conventional playground on Tooting Common into a ‘natural play space’ with the latest outdoor equipment.

The new Tooting Triangle Play Space will be constructed almost entirely from natural materials so it blends into the surrounding common.

Every piece of play equipment is being replaced with challenging new apparatus including a large timber climbing structure and swings.

The design will provide a challenging and exciting environment where youngsters of all ages can exercise and play safely.

The playground will be closed while the construction work takes place and is expected to reopen by the end of the year.

Over the last three years the council has upgraded and refurbished 21 local playgrounds. Each one has benefited from a major face-lift and has been kitted out with a wealth of challenging new equipment.

Recently upgraded playgrounds include

  • Heathbrook Park, St Rule Street, SW8 3EH (Queenstown)
  • Bramford Road, SW18 (Fairfield)
  • York Gardens - new playground development
  • Upper Tooting Park, SW17 (Nightingale)
  • Latchmere Recreationplayground SW11 (Latchmere)
  • Alton Activity Centre, SW15 (Roehampton)
  • Bolingbroke One O'clock Centre, SW11 (Northcote)
  • Lavender Gardens Junior playground, SW11 (Shaftesbury)
  • Leaders Gardens, Junior playground SW15 (Thamesfield)
  • Swaby Road, Junior Playground, SW17 (Earlsfield)
  • Tooting Triangle, Junior Playground, SW17 (Bedford)
  • Windmill One O'clock Centre, SW18 (Wandsworth Common)
  • Wandsworth Park, SW15 2PA (Thamesfield)
  • Tooting Common Lakeside, Dr. Johnson Avenue, SW17 8JU (Bedford)
  • Furzdown, Spalding Road, SW17 9BE (Furzedown)

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Wasnt this playground refurbished within the last couple of years? Does this mean a charge is coming in the future to use this space as has happened in Battersea Park? If this is the playground next to the tennis courts in Tooting Common this is already a fantastic play space for all ages so why is the council wasting money on this instead of other playgrounds which are in greater need of renovation or even developing additional areas for kids in lower income areas of the borough?
Stephanie Backhouse

2 October 2011

Will you be charging?
Longtime resident

30 September 2011