Pirate Ship Heads For Earlsfield

The Golden Ghost will drop anchor in Swaby Gardens playground

Pirate Ship Heads For Earlsfield

Swaby Gardens playground is getting a £163,000 makeover complete with a replica pirate vessel including ropes, nets, slides and a lookout tower.

Work to 'anchor' the new pirate ship - named The Golden Ghost - is expected to begin later this year. Children’s services spokesman Cllr Kathy Tracey said, “’I’m sure that all those who sail in the Golden Ghost will find it tremendously exciting. It will be a great addition to Swaby Gardens and provide hours of imaginative fun for small pirates.”

Also being included in the refurbed playground is a new triple bay set of swings and new rubber-based safety flooring. Artificial grass is also being installed to keep everyone free from muddy patches.

Funding for the improvements is coming from Wandsworth's Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy which is secured from development partners to fund local community facilities.

The new play equipment is suitable for children aged between six and 14. The existing toddler play equipment is being retained but will be moved to another part of the playground to make space for The Golden Ghost.

The playground improvement works will be carried out by Enable Leisure and Culture, which manages the borough’s parks and open spaces on behalf of the council.

April 20, 2017