Coronation Gardens Play Area Reopens After Makeover

New equipment installed and biodiversity improvements made to surroundings

Designs for play area were drawn up after consultation with residents

March 22, 2024

A new-look play area in Southfields is now available for local children after it was closed for six weeks as work was carried out.

The council says it has invested £143,000 in the playground in Coronation Gardens with a further £30,000 allocated from the Wimbledon Foundation for biodiversity improvements in and around the play area.

The playground was closed on 22 January and local families were asked to help choose the new play equipment and the play area’s redesigned layout.

Coronation Gardens dates back to 1902 and commemorates the coronation of King Edward VII in August 1902. It was donated to the people of Wandsworth by Sir William Lancaster, a businessman, philanthropist and politician who served as the second Mayor of Wandsworth between 1901 and 1902 and who also co-founded the Putney School of Art and Design.

The Wimbledon Foundation is the official charity of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and The Championships.

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