Improvements: Initial Phase
The improvements to the children’s playground started in 2002 and much of the work is now complete. A five a side football pitch and basketball pitch have been laid out on a hard court; these are surrounded by high quality fencing.
The upgraded playground was officially opened on 15 April 2003 when hundreds of local residents, children and visitors from all over Bexley attended. The event was supported by Charlton Athletic football club who provided various attractions and facilities for the public. A five-a-side tournament launched the event giving teams in different age groups the opportunity to sample the pitch, and also play on specially marked out additional grass pitches. Fine weather contributed to an excellent afternoon of fun and entertainment.
Third Phase in 2004
This photo shows the 2004 Fun Day, which took place during the school summer holidays. The latest enhancements to the children’s playground area can be seen with the new skateboard facility. Further work is planned to allow these constructions to blend into their surroundings.
The Fun Day included a separate launch of the skateboard area, and activities included a professional skate board demonstration, football tournaments, face painting, arts and crafts workshops for 5-7 year olds, stalls by various volunteer groups, and a Green Flag ceremony. TheEWCVs displayed photos and information and produced educational material about wildlife conservation.