WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT ALL ORGANISED EVENTS IN THE PARK UP TO SEPTEMBER 2020 - INCLUDING FUN DAY, MUSICAL EVENTS AND PARKRUN - ARE CANCELLED. HOWEVER WE HOPE TO TAKE PART IN OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND ON SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER AS LONG AS THE ORGANISERS ARE HAPPY TO PROCEED WITH THIS EVENT.
THE COUNCIL HAS ALSO DECIDED TO LOCK THE GEORGE V MEMORIAL GARDEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, AS IT WAS ATTRACTING TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO WERE STOPPING TO SUNBATHE OR HAVE PICNICS, IGNORING INSTRUCTIONS TO KEEP MOVING AND NOT TO GATHER IN GROUPS. THERE ARE ALSO SOME REPAIRS NEEDED AS A RESULT OF RECENT VANDALISM. THE FRIENDS ARE CONTINUING TO CARRY OUT GARDENING AND WATERING DUTIES DURING THE LOCKDOWN.
HOWEVER, PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT 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. YOU MAY NOT TO USE THE PLAYGROUND, CLIMBING BOULDER OR GREEN GYM AS THIS COULD SPREAD THE VIRUS FURTHER. THE TOILET IS ALSO CLOSED, FOR THE SAME REASON.
The Good Friends Cafe is now open for takeaway only, serving a selection of food, hot and cold drinks, and delicious home made ice creams and lollies.
The Council’s Commercial Safety & Licensing team visited the cafe on 8 April for an inspection and their view is that the café operator is acting responsibly and isn’t putting herself or customers at risk. She is only offering takeaway and delivery services, there are no seats provided and social distancing is advised and marked out.
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 - all available when lockdown ends.
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 by 2021?
THE GOOD FRIENDS CAFE Whilst social distancing rules continue, the cafe will be open every day from 11am to 4pm (rain permitting!).
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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