Funding level: £5,001 to £10,000


Evergreen is an open access adventure playground which provides free, inclusive, challenging play all year round to children and young people aged 5-15 years (up to 18 for young people with a disability) regardless of ethnicity, ability, cultural and socio-economic status. Our playground consists of large outdoor play equipment including climbing nets, swings, zip wire, slides and a canal boat (made into a play structure)! We have a forest area a covered football area for year round matches and a purpose built play building with soft play room, arts and crafts room and hall with table tennis, table football, air hockey and pool table. Our nature garden hosts 2 ponds where children can observe pond life, help grow fruit and vegetables in our growing area (the produce is used in our cooking sessions) and enjoy the sights and sounds of trees, birds and urban wildlife. Children can attend the playground all year round both term time and during school holidays. The holiday periods are our busiest with up to 150 children a day attending and enjoying all that is on offer. Children and young people have the freedom to choose their own play styles, join in various arts and craft sessions and enjoy cooking sessions as well as lots of free play. For children with a disability, they are able to access our mainstream play area and are given a support worker to ensure they are able to take part in all activities and have the same play and leisure opportunities as their mainstream peers. Through inclusive play children learn the importance of difference and gain an understanding of their local community. The playground is child led and centred inasmuch as the children help construct the holiday activity schedule as well as term time activities. In an area where affordable inclusive activities for children and young people are scarce , Evergreen provides play, leisure, sports and general FUN for all age groups.

Evergreen Play Association Ltd

Moment of Pride

To see children return year after year, to see them thrive in play and to have parents who used to play at the playground themselves bring their children as they want their child to have the same fun adventurous play

Location: Hackney, London, United Kingdom