Litterpick, picnic – Saturday 20th April

Join Sean Roy Parker on Sat 20th April for a quick litterpick of Croydon’s parks and a chat about his work, followed by a communal potluck lunch. The event marks the start of Sean’s Fungus Press commission at Turf Projects, ‘in)organic~matter(s’.

Open to all, arrive at any time. Bring a veggie or vegan dish to share, warm clothes and something to sit on. Litterpicking equipment provided by Croydon Council.

Schedule:
11:00 Meet at Park Hill Park’s walled garden, then head on towards Reeves Corner.
12:45 Arrive at Wandle Park for the pot-luck picnic
14:00 Litterpick Wandle Park
15:00 End

Find out more about Fungus Press Residency here: http://turf-projects.com/…/fungus-press-residency-sean-roy…/

 

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Welcome to Wandle Park

Welcome to the website for Wandle Park – this is maintained by the Friends of Wandle Park. On this site you can find information about activities in the Park and about the Friends of Wandle Park.

The Park is open during daylight hours throughout the year – for full opening hours, please see the timetables on the gates or visit the Croydon Council website here. The toilets are situated in the café, which is near the children’s play area. (Opening hours for the café vary.) You can also find more information on the Wandle Park pages of Croydon Council’s website here and here .

Please note that the active email address for the Friends of Wandle Park is chairwandleparkfriends@gmail.com

Wandle Wheelers in the park – Sept 2018

Explore the Wandle Trail and get a FREE GIFT & BIKE MOT

wandle wheelers

As part of Wandle Fortnight (September 8th – September 23rd 2018), a community led celebration of all things in the Wandle Valley, the regional park trust, will again hold its  ever popular Wandle Wheeler led bike rides along the largely traffic free Wandle Trail, suitable for all ages and levels.

On Sunday 16th September they will be holding one ride in Wandle Park.

The ride will leave at 12:30 and will be finished by 14:30.

To take part in the bike ride please register using the link

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wandle-wheelers-fortnight-explore-the-wandle-trail-and-get-a-free-bike-mot-tickets-49357178650

Tramlink and the Berlin Wall Sunday 16th September

What does one of the most iconic symbols of the Cold War have to do with Tramlink and how was it involved with Wandle Park? Twenty years after the tram returned to Croydon’s streets, there is a tale to be told how local residents fought a plan to construct a tram flyover so ugly and over-powering it was dubbed the ‘Berlin Wall’ by objectors.

This tale is just the latest in some 200 years of tramway and railway activity involving Wandle Park which has seen the world’s first public railway run along one of Britain’s most industrialised river valleys on what is one of the world’s oldest remaining stretches of rail line in constant use.

Enjoy a talk by local resident and rail enthusiast James Graham on 200 years of history from the Surrey Iron Railway to the Berlin Wall and beyond.

 

Railways talk pic

Friends Garden Party – 22nd July 2018

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It’s London National Park City Week from 21-29 July (2018), designed to help Londoners explore our amazing outdoors, and to help make the city greener this summer. This event is not only for London itself but also surrounding boroughs including Croydon.

The Friends of Wandle Park have organised a free community event for all to enjoy this Sunday 22nd July with acoustic music and  children’s activities.  Never been to the park before? Then why not join in with the  #GoParksLondon Challenge

Visit Wandle Park with its river, pond, community garden, children’s play area, skate park and cafe and post a photo using #GoParksLondon for a chance to win a prize! To get started visit www.GoParks.London

For more information about all the events happening all week all over London and surrounding areas check out the London National Park City Week website.

For social media Wandle Park garden party poster 2018