Wanstead Park’s new playground fenced off and nearly ready to open

parkfence2©John Sharpe

It is hoped the new children’s playground in Wanstead Park will be officially opened early in the New Year.

“The fencing has started to go up and further play structures will appear after Christmas, when we hope that the play area will be inspected by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and can then be declared open,” said a spokesperson.

The play area – to be located on former scrubland behind the Temple – is being constructed from natural materials found in Epping Forest.