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. 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.
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, so there is no reason to serve a notice or close her.
The park is being monitored for numbers of people visiting and any overcrowding.
If the situation changes or the decision is that the activity should be stopped the Council will contact the manager of the cafe to advise her to close.
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).
Our parkrun event (every Saturday at 9am throughout the year) regularly attracts over 200 runners and walkers of all abilities. As of 21 March parkrun has been cancelled until further notice.
The park boasts a family friendly area with an adventure playground, supersized climbing boulder, basketball hoop and outdoor exercise gym.
GOOD FRIENDS CAFE
Only good friends meet @ The Good Friends Café, where there is a wonderful selection of teas, coffee, ices and sweet and savoury snacks on offer. Table Tennis bats can be hired from the cafe for use on the tables in the playground. The cafe is aiming to open at the beginning of April, depending on developments with the virus.
INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY IN CANONS PARK
All events are currently on hold until the virus has abated.
Going forward from this, if you’re looking for a way to get more involved in the park, why not take part in some of the regular events and activities that take place throughout the year, like our annual Kids' Fun Fair Day, volunteer gardening club, monthly bird watching walks, and litter picks?