WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT ALL ORGANISED EVENTS IN THE PARK - INCLUDING PARKRUN AND THE GARDENING CLUB - ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
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 AND ONLY VISIT ONCE A DAY. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THE PLAYGROUND OR GYM AS THIS COULD SPREAD THE VIRUS FURTHER. LITTER PICK, 9 APRIL 2020, 10am to 12pm CANCELLED How often do you walk through the park and shudder at the sight of litter blowing around that should belong in the bins? If you are fed up with seeing this you can do something to help by joining us on one of our quarterly litter picks! We provide all the equipment, including strong gloves, bags, litter pickers and half-time refreshments - all you have to do is meet up with us at the Good Friends Cafe and collect what you need. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary but we do ask that any children under 12 are supervised by an adult at all times.
CANONS PARK GARDENING CLUB (MAY CONTINUE AS THIS IS AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY. CANCELLED. We would love to hear from any keen gardeners who would like to work in or around the George V Memorial Garden at the centre of the park, to help restore it to its former glory. In 2018 we formed a small but very effective gardening club that now meets about 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. Recently, we have begun working closely with Shaw Trust, the national charity that trains people with learning difficulties to work in horticulture and which now has its Harrow base in Canons Park. They have already made a huge difference to the Memorial Garden, working on weekdays to clear weeds and plant hundreds of spring bulbs.
The Gardening Club 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? 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 in joining the group, please contact our gardening volunteer coordinator, Conchi Vera, at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BIRD WATCHING WALKS - CANCELLED 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 - CANCELLED 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 - CANCELLED 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 - AWAITING CONFIRMATION OF STARTING DATE FOR 2020 Spring and Summer In the George V Memorial Garden, suitable for beginners and advanced. Wednesdays 6pm to 7.30pm, Saturdays 8.30am to 10am. All welcome!