Southwark Council’s cabinet have agreed £1.5 million of funding towards the redevelopment of key parts of Southwark Park.
This is in addition to £500k of funds already ring fenced from the existing Parks Infrastructure and Investment fund, bringing the total to £2 million.
The cost to redevelop the central area of the park is currently estimated at £2 million.
The proposed redevelopment will bring an underused area of land back into the park and create a fit for purpose café and new public toilets.
Councillor Barrie Hargrove, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Parks and Leisure, said:
“As one of London’s oldest parks, Southwark Park is such an important part of the history of Southwark. I am delighted that funding has been approved for the proposed plans which will allow a key section of the park to be transformed for the benefit of residents.”