Wild Kingdom for children

The first legacy project to be delivered after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has opened.
Wild Kingdom is a unique and distinctive new play area where children can really let their imagination roam.
Wild Kingdom has been designed to allow children of all ages to create their own playground from the natural surroundings. Carefully placed fallen trees, nets and ropes provide climbing frames and swings, whilst giant tree stumps, branches and hammocks provide the tools to build dens. Wild Kingdom also has more traditional play equipment including a maypole swing and trampoline but all have a natural twist.
This £123,000 play area was commissioned by The Legacy List and London Legacy Development Corporation in collaboration with Lee Valley Regional Park.
Dennis Hone, interim Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation told
The Landscaper.
“Wild Kingdom encapsulates the legacy of London 2012. It is imaginative, it encourages physical exercise and learning about the natural environment and it is a great new facility for those living closest to the Olympic Park.”
The natural play area has been constructed by The Landscape Group and took two months to complete. It is part of a wider programme of improvements at Three Mills Green in Bow, east London which has included £1m Mayoral funding from the Olympic Fringe programme and a further £50,000 towards landscaping from Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. The area is a key part of the 26 mile long Lee Valley Regional Park.
The Landscape Group is a green service provider, offering a quality service in grounds maintenance, tree surgery, street cleaning and landscape construction. Established in 1919, The Landscape Group is one of the longest established landscape specialists in the UK. The Landscape Group cares for parks and gardens, amenity green space, woodlands, beaches and nature reserves.

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