UPDATES: WE ARE SORRY THAT PARKRUN AND BIRDWATCHING WALKS ARE NOT TAKING PLACE IN THE PARK AT THE MOMENT DUE TO COVID-19. THE TOILET IS ALSO CLOSED, FOR THE SAME REASON, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE COUNCIL HAS ALSO DECIDED TO LOCK THE GEORGE V MEMORIAL GARDEN AS IT WAS ATTRACTING TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO WERE IGNORING INSTRUCTIONS NOT TO GATHER IN LARGE GROUPS OR HOLD PARTIES AND BBQ'S. THERE ARE ALSO SOME REPAIRS NEEDED AS A RESULT OF RECENT VANDALISM AND THESE ARE DUE TO BE TACKLED IN THE COMING WEEKS. THE FRIENDS ARE CONTINUING TO CARRY OUT GARDENING DUTIES DURING THE LOCKDOWN. WE ARE ALWAYS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR GARDENING CLUB, TO WORK IN THE GEORGE V MEMORIAL GARDEN (see also Events).
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.
AFTER A SUMMER WHERE ALL OUR EVENTS, INCLUDING FUN DAY AND CONCERTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, WE WERE ABLE TO HOLD JUST TWO EVENTS IN THE PARK, BUT THEY WERE WELL ATTENDED AND WE THANK EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED US.
SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER LITTER PICK IN CANONS PARK Many thanks to all who attended! We collected around 30 bags of litter together with abandoned clothing, mattresses and camping gear.
SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 'OPEN HOUSE DAY' IN CANONS PARK Seventy five people attended this annual event and with extra tour leaders laid on we managed to fit in everyone who turned up to take a short tour around the historical aspects of Canons Park. Social distancing was observed throughout, with only five visitors taking each tour.
The Good Friends Cafe is currently open for takeaway only, serving a selection of food, 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 4pm (rain permitting!) but closed on Mondays.
Shaw Trust, the Harrow branch of the nationwide horticultural charity, is now based in Canons Park and although students are not currently working there, staff and volunteers are coming in on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until further notice to sell bedding plants at very competitive prices.
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 by 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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