There are a number of key projects taking place in Southwark Park. See below for the latest updates:
Southwark Park Tennis Courts - Two new courts have been installed and the two older courts resurfaced. On November 9th Greg Rusedski formally opened the new facilities with children from local primary schools in attendance.
Southwark Park Sports Centre - The centre is undergoing a major refurbishment. The synthetic athletics track has been relayed and a natural grass pitch will be provided. The finished scheme will see a hammer and discuss cage, shot putt circle, pole vault, javelin and long/triple jump runways and a high jump pit. There will be associated landscaping works and improved changing rooms. The aim is to have the new centre up and running by summer 2016.
‘Family of Dolphins’ Sculpture - David Backhouse’s work, at one time in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, was gifted to the Council by Tesco. It has now been relocated to Southwark Park lake. Photo by David Potter.
Southwark Park Old Nursery and Cafe - For too long the Old Nursery site between Gomm Road and Ann Moss Way has been out of public use. For many years the park has also had too few toilets and a small café. Following lobbying by The Friends of Southwark Park things are now moving. The Council has earmarked monies to improve the Old Nursery and also to provide a fit-for-purpose café with public toilets and office space. Bell Phillips Architecture have been appointed as building architects and landscape architects are soon to be approved. The target is to have all works completed by December 2016.