GOOD NEWS! THE MEMORIAL GARDEN WILL OPEN AGAIN AT 11AM ON THURSDAY 29 APRIL. REPAIRS WILL SOON BE MADE TO THE CEILING OF THE SHELTER, WHICH IS CURRENTLY FENCED OFF. THE TOILET WILL NOW ALSO OPEN DAILY DURING THE OPENING HOURS OF SHAW TRUST AND/OR THE CAFE. PLEASE NOTE THAT SUPPLIES AND CLEANING OF THE TOILET ARE ALL THE RESPONSIBILITY OF HARROW COUNCIL, AND NOT SHAW TRUST OR THE GOOD FRIENDS CAFE!
WE ARE SORRY THAT PARKRUN AND BIRDWATCHING WALKS ARE NOT TAKING PLACE IN THE PARK AT THE MOMENT DUE TO COVID-19.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT THE PARK AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FRESH AIR AND WIDE OPEN SPACES, ALL OF WHICH ARE FREE TO USE - BUT KEEP YOUR DISTANCE TO A MINIMUM OF 2 METRES APART IF POSSIBLE.
The Good Friends Cafe will be open six days a week throughout the season (closed Mondays), serving a selection of food, home made soups, hot and cold drinks, and delicious home made ice creams and lollies. Seating will not be provided whilst social distancing rules continue. The cafe will be open every day from 11am to 3pm and until 4pm on weekends (weather permitting!).
Shaw Trust, the Harrow branch of the nationwide horticultural charity, is now based in Canons Park and is closed until further notice, whilst Covid restrictions are in force.
Canons Park is nestled between the borders of Edgware and Stanmore, it has a fascinating history dating back hundreds of years. The park boasts wide open spaces for walking, sports, picnicking; shady woodland walks with wonderful displays of spring bluebells and wild garlic (from late April to early May).
It has a family friendly area with an adventure playground, supersized climbing boulder, basketball hoop and outdoor exercise gym.
INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY IN CANONS PARK
If you’re looking for a way to get more involved in the park, why not take part in some of the regular events that take place throughout the year, like our annual Kids' Fun Fair Day , monthly bird watching walks, and volunteer Gardening Club work days in the stunning George V Memorial Garden - all of which we hope to resume some time in 2021.
PARK SAFETY We are regarded as a safe and friendly park but incidents do happen, as in any park in the country. If you do not report it, the police will never know and can do little to help. Harrow Council does not employ a dog warden but if you witness an incident regarding dogs that are out of control please try to take a photo, as long as that does not endanger you or your companions. This will help the police to identify the dogs and their owners so that they can take appropriate action to apprehend them.
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