CANONS PARK FUN DAY, SUNDAY 4 AUGUST 2019 Our next fun day promises to be our best yet, with involvement from other Harrow Parks and organisations serving the local community. This year we will be welcoming two wonderful bands to play during the afternoon - the Grimsdyke Brass Band and the Stardust Big Band. As well as our ever-popular 'fun' dog contest and kids' fun fair rides and stalls there will lots more to keep you busy, with many of the activities free to take part in..... such as the kids' art and craft desk, herb discovery walks, yoga, Nordic walking, nature discovery desk and more. And when it's time for a bit of a rest, there are plenty of ways to indulge in your favourite snacks, from lunches, teas and home made ices at the Good Friends Cafe to shakes and sweets at Dotty's, or a tempting stop at the New Cottage Fudge stall.
If you are interested in helping out on the day, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note that we do not accept any applications from commercial stallholders.)
CANONS PARK GARDENING CLUB Our lovely George V Memorial Garden is in need of some TLC!! Now that we have no park keeper, the council is only going to be cutting the grass during the year and tidying up the garden as and when it can. We desperately need keen gardeners - with or without experience - to help us return this little oasis of calm at the centre of the park to its former glory. Last year we formed a small but very effective gardening club that meets every third Sunday morning from early spring to late autumn, working from around 10am to 1pm - although everyone is welcome for whatever amount of time they can spare. The next sessions are on May 19 and June 9 and 30.
The sessions are sociable, fun and very rewarding. So far the group have cleared many of the overgrown flower beds and planted bulbs, bedding and perennial plants. Why not join them and make a real difference to the garden, for everyone to enjoy? All tools and equipment, including gardening gloves, are provided - or you can bring your own if you prefer - and we also provide light refreshments for tea breaks.
If you are interested, please email us and we will send you further details: email@example.com
LITTER PICKS IN CANONS PARK: Please help us to keep our park looking safe and tidy! Next date, to be confirmed, will be in Summer 2019. We supply all the tools plus gloves and light refreshments to keep you going!
BIRD WATCHING WALKS The park is teeming with wildlife, especially birds! There are many varieties to watch out for and everyone is welcome to join the group, whatever their age or experience. Walks take place from 10am to 12pm on the first Sunday of every month except January (walk is on the second Sunday) and in July, August and September when the walks do not take place as the trees are too leafy. Meet at the Donnefield Avenue gates to Canons Park. All welcome! Bring binoculars if you have them and we suggest you wear comfortable shoes. Stay as long as you like and feel free to join the group if you spot them walking through the park.
YOGA AND HEALTH WALKS IN CANONS PARK The activities below are FREE but donations are very welcome. All proceeds to the Friends of Canons Park to help buy plants and bulbs for the George V Memorial Garden
HEALTH WALKS Join the group for health walks and stretching exercises four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am – 9am. Meet at the Howberry Road entrance gates.
YOGA - Spring and Summer In the George V Memorial Garden, suitable for beginners and advanced. The season begins again in June: Wednesdays 6pm to 7.30pm, Saturdays 8.30am to 10am. Please note a special event on Friday 21 June for International Yoga Day: sessions at 8.30am to 10am and 5.30pm to 7pm, followed by a picnic. All welcome!