A new pirate themed playground has been unveiled in Battersea Park.

The £150,000 outdoor play area, located just off East Carriage Drive near the café and boating lake, has brand new equipment suitable for kids up to the age of 12.

Community services spokesman Councillor Jonathan Cook said it was “another great reason for young families to spend time” in the park.

A new pedestrian entrance to the park has been created between Chelsea and Rosary Gates, connecting with existing paths near the Millennium Arena.

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The playground is part of a £840,000 investment in the park, most of the funding was generated from staging the Formula E electric motor car racing championships in the park for two years, which raised £500,000.

A further £250,000 is from developers of the neighbouring Battersea Wharf and Chelsea Bridge Wharf housing schemes.

Local amenity group the Friends of Battersea Park pledged more funding on top of this.

Other improvements include a new garden, a cascade fountain feasibility and restoration project, and restoration of seating shelters.