Work underway to restore Morden Park to its natural state

Morden Park is being restored to its natural condition following the Tough Mudder event earlier this month.

Some of the organiser’s deposit has been withheld to pay for the cost of ground work to an area of the park after the event, which sees competitors complete an obstacle course in the mud. Bad weather meant that there was more mud than anticipated, which led to some of the ground being churned up. 

Merton Council’s Cabinet Member for Local Environment and Green Spaces, Councillor Natasha Irons, said: “Work to repair the damage caused to Morden Park after heavy rain fell during the recent Tough Mudder event is underway. The ground is being rolled and topped off to avoid any rutting and make it useable for the winter. The area will be fully reseeded in early spring, which is a better time of year to grow grass. 

“In the meantime, the council will be considering additional measures, so that other very popular events can take place while minimising the risk of something similar happening again.”