More upgraded playgrounds for children to enjoy this summer

Croydon Council has opened another two refurbished playgrounds as part of a programme to upgrade play areas across the borough.

Selsdon Recreation Park, with a beautiful view of Selsdon Wood, has been upgraded with a climbing frame, slide and a mini scooter track.

The second playground at the north end of Purley Way Playing Fields, off Waddon Way, celebrates the nearby Croydon Airport, the UK’s first international airport.

There are many references to the former airport including a large aeroplane climbing frame and a trail that celebrates Amy Johnson, the first woman to fly from London to Australia.

Executive Mayor, Jason Perry and cabinet member for streets and environment, Councillor Scott Roche joined local park users for the unveiling last week.

This follows the opening of Canterbury Road and Whitehorse Road Recreation Grounds last month.

These upgrades are part of the Playground Investment Programme which is funded through Section 106 obligations – money the council receives from developers for local infrastructure – and capital funding, and were subject to competitive tender to get the best possible value for money.

“I am delighted to open two more playgrounds in the borough for children to play.

“I am really impressed with the design, and they are a big upgrade from the old playgrounds.

“I hope residents agree and they take their children to the new areas which have been completed just in time for summer.”

Jason Perry, Executive Mayor of Croydon

If you would like to get more involved in your local park, why not join your local Friends of Park group.

2024-05-20T15:37:23+01:00 May 20th, 2024|Recent news|