Love Parks

 

Love Parks Wandsworth

Celebrate Wandsworth Council’s beautiful parks and greenspaces throughout the borough this summer. Join us in promoting the work and dedication put into each parks, greenspace and common, come along to one of the many events/activities and projects taking place from April to September 2019.

Wandsworth has an abundance of parks and greenspaces, with 32 different areas that stretch throughout the borough, and we believe that these are huge assets to the people of Wandsworth. Not only the large parks, but the smaller greenspaces too, which can be a haven for peace and tranquillity. Attracting a wide range of residents ensures our parks are diverse and engaging to all.

Head to the Bowling Green in Battersea Park every Saturday and Sunday in June to see the giant pink LOVE PARKS letters! Send your pictures on Instagram at @LoveParksWandsworth and @Wandsworth_Council use the hashtag #LoveParksWandsworth.

 

Love Parks Week

Love Parks Week is traditionally one week in July, however, we are extending the celebrations to a summer-long event, with over 500 events planned in the parks and greenspaces from April to September. This summer we encourage all to explore their local parks and greenspaces, which will be thriving this summer throughout the Wandsworth borough. By using and celebrating your local park, you are helping us to protect greenspaces for future generations and ensuring they are a place to enjoy. To keep up to date with our projects over summer, follow us on social media and follow the hashtag #LoveParksWandsworth.

 

 

Summer in Battersea Park

Kick start your summer in the glorious and oh so sunny, Battersea Park!

Every weekend in June there will be incredible activities and events for all the family. From outdoor cinema and live cricket world cup screenings to inflatable assault courses, live music and, of course, the annual Battersea Park Dog Show.

The summer bonanza launches on Saturday 1 June with a jam-packed weekend of face painting, an outdoor climbing wall, and surf simulator – challenge your friends and family to see who can  climb the highest and ride the longest wave!

Move over Earl Grey, Lady Grey is the new tea in town. Take a seat under the magnificent Victorian Bandstand, surrounded by luscious green trees and tuck into a classic afternoon tea served by the renowned ‘Mrs Jones’. Book in advance as there are limited seats available, tickets will be available through Eventbrite.co.uk from Tuesday 21 May.

Summer in London wouldn’t be complete without an array of mouth-watering street food and a very well stocked bar serving ice cold refreshing drinks. Every Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 8.30pm the picnic benches will be rolled out, parasols splayed, with food and drink in abundance.

The only place to be this summer is Battersea Park, grab your friends, bring the dog, leave your worries behind – you are in for a whole lot of fun.

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Next week marks the return of Mental Health Awareness Week. Supported by Wandsworth Council it will focus on the theme of Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

Follow us on social media to find out the latest tips/events/activities taking place to help you improve your mental and physical health and wellbeing @LoveParksWandsworth and use hashtags #LoveParksWandsworth #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

As part of its commitment to Mental Health Awareness Week Wandsworth Council is giving away free guest passes to Wandsworth Council’s gym facilities. Simply click here to register for your pass. Download anytime from Monday, 13 May to Sunday, 19 May and passes are valid for one month.

Other planned events and activities can be found here.

 

 

 

Augmented Reality Easter Egg Trail

To kick start the Love Parks Wandsworth campaign, we launched a state-of-the-art augmented reality Easter egg trail in Battersea Park over the Easter weekend. The virtual world met the real one at Battersea Park with a state-of-the-art egg hunt – thank you to all 1,300 people who came along and joined in!
There were 15 stops and along the way – the app provided facts, figures and a little bit of history about one of London’s most beautiful parks. Participants took part in games, quizzes and create drawings with sharks, ducks and cherry blossom!

15 augmented reality egg stops   |   87% five star review   |   6 community partnerships   |   1,300+ people took part in the trail

“This is a fantastic idea”   |   “Well done Wandsworth”   |   “Such a wonderful idea! It’s nice to have fun and free activity!”   |   “This sounds like a lovely idea!”   |   “It’s like POKEMON GO! for Easter”