BLISTERING heat brought record numbers of visitors to Kensington parks in recent weeks.
The park manager of Kensington Gardens, Tom Jarvis, reports that a record 7,760 people visited the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Playground on May 31.
This is the biggest number of park-goers ever recorded at the site, which includes a pirate ship.
Mr Jarvis said: “It is a real source of pride for all those involved in the management of this incredible playground to know that so many children have had the opportunity to enjoy it."
A massive 89,623 people visited the Playground in May. Based on this figure, Royal Parks predicts that more than 100,000 people may visit the playground next month – surpassing any past records.
This could impact on the playground.
The park manager added: "Obviously increased visitor numbers mean increased wear and tear and we are always grateful for the support we receive from public donations through the Royal Parks Foundation and Chiming Tree collection box on site.”