Childrens’ playground – 2001

In 1998 Dulwich Park Friends started a campaign for a playground in the park by collecting a petition of over 750 signatures and presenting a deputation to Southwark Council. Fundraising by the Friends produced £20,000.

After a user survey and public consultation on designs, Phase 1 of the playground was completed in June 1999. 300 questionnaires were sent 11-16 year olds in local schools which indicated very poor facilities for this age group in Southwark. We made a second deputation to the Council and Phase 2 was designed.

The Friends raised a further £35,000 from applications to grant trusts and Phase 2 was completed in July 2000.