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First new park to open in London since the Olympics will be in Wandsworth

August 2018

A new park is set to open in the Wandsworth area, which will be the first park opening since the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Wandsworth Council recently approved plans for Springfield Park to be created. It will take over the site of the Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and the Central London Golf Centre, not far from Earlsfield station.

Springfield Park will comprise half of the hospital's grounds and feature a café, a rose garden, playgrounds, and a space for events.

The new park will mean the loss of the golf course, which professional golfer Colin Montgomerie and some residents tried to prevent from happening.

Of the plans, Wandsworth council’s chairman of planning applications, Will Sweet, said: "We have been able to secure a wonderful new green space for all our residents in Wandsworth."

"Once that decision had been made [to close the golf course], we needed to make sure that the replacement space would offer real benefits for the community. I believe we have succeeded in that aim", he added.

The park is expected to cover around 32 acres, with work due to get underway before the end of this year.

The last park to open in London is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home to the London Aquatics Centre and the London Stadium, among other landmarks.

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Evening Standard