Below you will find answers to the questions we get asked most often about Wandsworth’s greenspaces.
Who do I need to contact if I have an allotment query?
Where do you hire bikes from in Battersea Park?
Bike hire in Battersea Park is operated by London Recumbents on behalf of Wandsworth Council. They are situated on North Carriage Drive next to Battersea Park Zoo. Please visit the London Recumbents website or call 020 7228 6843 to find out more information.
Is there boating in Battersea Park?
Boat hire in Battersea Park is operated by Bluebird Boats on behalf of Wandsworth Council. They are located on the lake, just along from the Pear Tree Café. For information on prices and opening times, please visit the Bluebird Boats website or call 0207 262 1989.
Are BBQs allowed?
Who do I need to contact to book a cricket pitch?
Who should I contact if I want to report an issue with a cyclist?
Who should I contact if I want to report an issue with a dog or a dog walker?
How many dogs am I allowed to walk in Wandsworth’s parks, commons or open spaces at one time?
How many dog walkers can walk together in any of Wandsworth’s parks, commons and open spaces?
Can you fly drones/ Remote Controlled Aircraft / Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in any of Wandsworth’s open spaces?
How do I find out more about the new Falcon Park Community Sports Centre?
The new 3G artificial grass pitch is coming soon to Falcon Park. For information about future bookings please email FPCSC@enablelc.org or call 020 3959 0030.
What activities are permitted in Wandsworth’s lakes?
No swimming (human or canine)
No body boarding
No remote control boats
No private boating
The lakes, including the water quality, are managed to be good for wildlife, not for public bathing. Also, humans and dogs in the lake can cause harm to wildlife and damage the habitats. For example by spreading invasive species, disturbing the sediment, causing distress, and damaging food sources.
If you wish to go boating, please visit The Boating Lake in Battersea Park, where you can hire a rowing or peddle boat during school holidays, public holidays and weekends between Easter and the end of September. Please visit http://www.solarshuttle.co.uk/battersea.htm to find out more.
Fishing is allowed in certain areas of Wandsworth Common Lake, Tooting Common Lake and Battersea Park Lake. A FISHING PERMIT from the Parks Office is COMPULSORY. Please visit https://enablelc.org/fishing to find out more.