A new £500,000 playground in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, will open on June 1, Lambeth council have announced.
The opening of the play area, replacing an older one near Arlingford Gate, was due to open at the beginning of May but was delayed the even to allow the grass to grow.
Despite council pleas for parents to keep their children off the area until the official launch, Herne Hill resident Rob Blackie said the apparatus was already being used by families.
Sally Prentice, Lambeth council cabinet member for culture, leisure and the Olympics, said: “This new playground will be another great new facility for families and children to use in the borough. It is part of a wider project to dramatically improve facilities at what is already a fantastic park. We are looking forward to the playground opening for business this summer.”
It is part of a number improvements at Brockwell Park funded by a £3.5million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as £1million from Lambeth council. Railings are being replaced, paths relaid and toilets repaired. The ponds are also being improved with new bridges and pagodas added, and a tree planting scheme is under way.