Children’s playground and community garden unveiled

20th November 2019

Children can play until their hearts content at a North London shopping centre thanks to a new state of the art playground.

The new play area can be found at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, on the North Mall Square.

And to ensure the equipment is up to scratch, pupils from Churchfield Primary school were sent in to try it out and cut the ribbon to officially mark its opening.

The visit also marked the first time the pupils saw the shopping centre’s brand new community garden, located behind Asda, which was designed by their peer Olivia, 7 years old.

Nicki Jaeggi, Head Teacher of Churchfield Primary School, said: “Our pupils had great fun visiting Edmonton Green Shopping Centre to do the honours of opening the new playground and garden.

“Seeing Olivia’s designs come to life was a particularly special moment for staff and students alike.”

The garden is designed to host workshops for green-fingered members of the community, as well as being somewhere pleasant for visitors to sit and enjoy a break.
Lee Papadopoulos, centre manager at Edmonton Green, said: “We are thrilled to have launched both our community garden and newly improved play area.

“We hope the new facilities delight our visitors, as guests experience the family friendly offering available.

“We are now gearing up for our busiest time of the year and we are thrilled to be hosting our very first Christmas switch on-style event, on Saturday November 23.”

The playground and garden are part of a wider programme of improvement plans at Edmonton Green including refurbishment works to the North Mall, Market Square and toilet facilities.

These have been made following a survey of shopping centre users earlier in the year which suggested that various improvements should be made to the shopping centre including better lighting, better play areas, better toilet facilities and improving the overall look of the centre.

In addition, one of the UK’s newest discount stores move into the former Poundland unit this month.

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm