Strengthening Communities Through Play in Wandsworth
Play happens everywhere, every day, and is key to fostering healthier, happier communities. At Enable, we understand the importance of this, and we have managed the investment of £798,000 in playground refurbishments across Wandsworth since the start of 2022, on behalf of Wandsworth Borough Council. The most recent investments have been refurbishments seen at Battersea Park Play Area, Wandsworth Common Windmill Playground, The Pleasance Play Space in Putney and King George’s Park.
These recent investments have allowed us to provide state of the art modern play offers, which encompass the latest in, inclusivity, play safety standards and the greatest variety play styles. This not only ensures safety but also keeps Wandsworth playgrounds modern, fun, accessible and appealing for more frequent repeat visits within the community as well as from visitors who live outside the borough to Wandsworth parks and open spaces.
The refurbishments provide safe challenge and activities which are essential to children’s heath, wellbeing and development to help them learn and advance essential skills such as social play, risk assessment, strength, balance and agility as well as gross and fine motor skills. With families and carers citing playgrounds as the top reason to visit parks, these new facilities are designed to encourage and maximise play, which actively helps builds a lifelong enjoyment of physical pursuits and a love of outdoor spaces.
A quote from Enable’s projects officer, who is responsible for leading on these refurbishments reads, “It’s been wonderful to be involved with so many fantastic play areas builds and improvements over the last year… This is all thanks to the fantastic combination of Wandsworth Council and Enable, working together to bring a wide depth and breadth of knowledge to designs and delivery.”
Enable are delighted to provide such a strong play offer across Wandsworth and hope to lead the way in pioneering and encouraging urban play across London.