Established in 1993, the Friends of Mayow Park are people who are interested in and care about Mayow Park in the London Borough of Lewisham. Our members include dog walkers and joggers, parents,grandparents and carers with children, young people and retired people.
This page needs to be updated: play area was installed some years ago, Admins will aim to work on this page during 2021
Older children's play space: what it looks like at the moment:
The new play space will be created towards the northern border of the park, near the structure that looks like a bus shelter. We hope that this shelter will be replaced in time by something far more attractive.
Friends of Mayow Park had secured Playbuilder funding to develop an older children’s space. Unfortunately, in July 2010, the news broke that the Government was withdrawing Playbuilder funds for projects that were yet to start. As the friends group had consulted extensively with young people including those at two local schools, we did not want to accept that our efforts were in vain.
We are now applying for alternative funding and have contacted various playground equipment manufacturers and suppliers. We also have an interesting design suggestion created by a group taking part in the recent 2-day Introduction to Permaculture course in Mayow Park. We would like to talk to some young people on the latest plans as soon as possible.
News update on 1st December 2010:Older children’s space
The project to develop the older children’s space on the northern side of the park looks more positive now. Playbuilder funds are back and the project now looks set to go ahead. Friends of Mayow Park have had meetings with Greenscene (Lewisham’s parks department), with Glendale (the parks management contractors) and Groundwork ( a development charity who will manage this particular project).More planning sessions will be held before Christmas so that the design and quotes will be ready early in 2011, ready for action!