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Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens Paddling Pool

Paddling pool

Working with the Council and volunteers, the Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens have been running this paddling pool since 2018. 

Sunday 3rd September 2023 will be its last day of operation. 

Works to the northern part of the playground will be starting during the week beginning 4 th September and will impact on the pool. Work to the pool area itself will commence later in the Autumn with the existing pool being replaced by a splash pad similar to that recently installed at Clapham Common (but smaller in scale). 

The Friends consulted with users of the park earlier in the year about this proposal and there was overwhelming support for a splash pad from those responding. We would like to thank all those who have helped to keep the paddling pool going, giving up their time to fill the pool in the morning (around 2 hours) and to empty it in the evening (around 45 minutes) as well doing repairs to maintain the fragile surface in a safe condition. 

Anu Satpute and Maria Cherifi, Co-Chairs FOARG

Advance notice of the temporary part-closure of Agnes Riley Gardens

From 6th September 2023 Renewal of the Playground

The council is about to start construction works at  this park which will deliver the following:- 

  • A renewed Play area, with new play equipment and safety surfacing, at the top end of the existing Playground
  • Minor changes to the boundary fence


Therefore, for public safety, part of the Playground will be closed off, (with fencing), to allow the contractor, KOMPAN Ltd, to proceed with the building work.

The Paddling Pool is to be shut down for the same reason and will be replaced with a SplashPad installation later in the year.

The Playground works will start on 6th September 2023, and completion is planned for the end of September. The agreed working hours for the contractor are

7.30am till 5.00pm (weekdays), with no noisy operations or deliveries permitted before 8.00am.

Alternative play facilities are located at Clapham Common. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We will endeavour to minimise the disruption.

This is your park, and it is for us all to enjoy.

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