Superheroes were out in force to celebrate Thamesmead’s refurbished play space in Manorway Green.

Situated off Manor Close and Goldcrest Close, more than 50 Thamesmead residents braved the rain to play on the swings and slides and enjoy the bouncy castle, on Wednesday, August 30.

Peabody’s director of landscape & placemaking for Thamesmead, Dr Phil Askew said: “Thank you to everyone who attended today’s event and made the effort to dress up as their favourite superhero. It is great to hear that so many people have already started using the play area on a regular basis. We have invested in a number of new play and activity spaces in Thamesmead since the beginning of the year and will continue to invest in the green open spaces in Thamesmead for residents to enjoy.”

Mum of two, Dominka Matis said: “The playground is much improved, before it was just swings, now there is a lot more on offer. I have two daughters, aged three and four and a younger son too, being so local we try and come every day. I also like the fact there are no dangerous roads - you can walk for miles on paths.”

Mum Ewa Arora said: “We come to the park every day, Tejas-Tomasz loves the new long slide and has really enjoyed himself today on the bouncy castle and running around catching bubbles.”

Peabody has created the Middle Way outdoor gym and Curlew Close skate park as part of the regeneration scheme in Thamesmead.

Peabody is also working in partnership with Bexley Council and the Royal Borough of Greenwich to improve both the Thames Path and The Ridgeway for pedestrians and cyclists.