JULY 2011: London Play and the Barking and Dagenham community rangers ran a community engagement day in the park on Saturday 9 July, which was a roaring success! Of course, no community event is complete without face painting and a bouncy castle, which both went down very well on the day.

Feedback from the day was that the local residents were really keen on developing opportunities for natural play. So, following on from this positive reaction to the proposed improvements we have started making some changes to the park.

London Play spent a very rainy day in August installing a new outdoor classroom area, picnic area and fantastic play tree. These are now being well used by local people and building on this success, we are installing more natural play equipment. Watch this space for more information…..!

Access to nature
February 2012: Following on from last summer's community engagement day at Beam Washlands where London Play introduced plans for a natural playscape to the local community, the first equipment has now been installed and is now well established as part of the landscape.
Taking nature to the streets
Winter 2012: Once again the nature garden on the site of the old Tidemill primary school is full of the sounds of children playing, excitedly rediscovering secret paths and hidden dens. In partnership with local community group Assembly SE8 the latest Mud Pies etc. initiative in Lewisham has really gained momentum, becoming an inspirational environment


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