WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT ALL ORGANISED EVENTS IN THE PARK - INCLUDING FUN DAY, MUSICAL EVENTS AND PARKRUN - 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. RUNNERS AND JOGGERS, PLEASE USE THE GRASS RATHER THAN THE PATHS IF POSSIBLE, TO AVOID CONTACT WITH OTHER PARK USERS!! LITTER PICK, SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2020, 10am to 12pm. Many thanks to all who attended this event! We collected around 30 bags of litter and abandoned camping gear, clothing and mattresses!
SUNDAY 20 SEPTEMBER THIS EVENT WILL GO AHEAD WITH NEW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT. EACH TOUR PARTY WILL CONSIST OF A MAXIMUM OF FIVE VISITORS AND ONE TOUR LEADER. 'OPEN HOUSE DAY' IN CANONS PARK - we participate in Open House Weekend, a London-wide event organised by Open House London If you would like to know a little more about the history of Canons Park, why not come along to one of our FREE half-hour tours around the park, starting every hour on the hour from 10am to 4pm (last tour).
Meet at the Friends' stall at the Good Friends Cafe at the heart of Canons Park, 5 minutes before each tour. From 2pm Stuart Cawthorne, from St Lawrence Church, will be hosting a small exhibition about the church and its association with the history of Edgware.
From 3pm we welcome the return of historian Dr Aaron Graham, who will lead more academic tours, aimed at age group 14+. General tours will also be available during these time slots.
No fee, no need to book. Social distancing will be observed.
CANONS PARK GARDENING CLUB - NOW OPEN BUT SOCIALLY DISTANCED FOR NOW! 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. However, they are currently confining their activities to the compound behind the Good Friends Cafe.
The Gardening Club sessions are 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, Tony Bennett, at: email@example.com for more information.
BIRD WATCHING WALKS - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 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 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 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 - PLEASE CHECK WITH HARROW COUNCIL VIA THEIR WEBSITE:WWW.HARROW.GOV.UK 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!