The Royal Parks charity invited local children from around Greenwich Park to attend a launch event on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of a new inclusive playground in the park.
The charity’s Chief Executive, Andrew Scattergood, opened the bespoke £350,000 maritime-themed playground in a ceremony attended by local families. This was followed by party games and activities and the children were invited to plant the final blooms in the playground’s planting scheme, with flowers chosen for scent and colour to create a sensory experience.
The playground was built thanks to generous support from the London Marathon Charitable Trust. The Trust is also co-funding a three-year play programme with The Royal Parks to help children spend more time outdoors and actively play in nature, in partnership with local charity, London Play.
The Royal Parks worked closely with the local community, including Greenwich Parent Voice, a group of parents with children with special educational needs or disabilities, to ensure that the layout is as inclusive as possible for children of all ages and abilities.
Published Wednesday 24 July 2019 by Royal Parks