Grove Adventure Playground

Grove Adventure Playground

When Grove Adventure Playground was threatened with closure in 2017, LJAG stepped in to save it as we believed there was a local need for supervised adventure play in Loughborough Junction.

The playground in Gordon Grove has some of the most adventurous climbing structures in London. Over 400 children and young people, most of whom live very locally, are registered to use the playground with our popular holiday playschemes regularly attended by as many as 60 children a day.

Grove has developed a range of year around midweek after-school special needs and integrated play sessions, which have become increasingly popular and provides opportunities for many more children and their parents to access our services.

The children and young people tell us that what they love most about the playground is playing on our structures, being with their friends, getting involved in activities and going on playground excursions.

The playground is a member of the Building Young Brixton consortium of Brixton-based youth services which include our neighbours Marcus Lipton, Ebony Horse Club, High Trees, Baytree Centre, Spiral, IMRO, and Advocacy Academy.

Grove is part funded by: BBC Children in Need; London & Quadrant; Lambeth CLIPs and Early Intervention and Prevention Programme (EIPS); The London Mayor; along with many large and small donations from local and national Trusts and Foundations.

Lambeth Council have recently renewed the lease for the site, meaning adventure play in Loughborough Junction is safe until 2031, but great efforts to make this a permanent lease will continue due to the importance of this service to the community.

For further information, the playground has its own website and to contact the playground, please email [email protected].