Park News

Wanstead Book video

Watch a short video of the book launch for Wanstead House: East London’s Lost Palace. Click here.

Bike Ride great success

Over 100 ride to raise funds for the Play Area.

More here.

Thames21 Training Offer

Leading Action for Healthy Rivers: Thames21’s flagship training course.

Leading Action for Healthy Rivers is much more than picking up litter

Details here.

Bovine Fascination?

If you’re missing the cows we all came to love last summer why not get to know the rest of the herd at Chingford?

Click here to see some walks arranged by the City of London.

A message from Richard Arnopp

Local historian and long-standing Friend of Wanstead Park has announced on Facebook that he is to discontinue his series of talks on the history of Wanstead Park.

I am intending instead to produce a series of shorter, pre-recorded talks on more narrowly defined topics at some point in the future, hopefully starting later this year.

A very warm welcome

The Friends are a group of people who love Wanstead Park.

Once the site of one of England’s grandest houses, the Park still retains a 17th Century lake cascade unique to London.

It’s historical significance is complemented by its natural beauty, and provides a magical environment for the local community.

Now a Charity, our Mission is to raise public awareness of the history and ecology of Wanstead Park, fund improvements, and campaign for its preservation and enhancement.

We aim to represent the users of the Park, and are supported by an enthusiastic Membership and active Social Media following.

Please join us and help to ensure the Park remains the East London gem it is.

John Sharpe

Chair of Friends of Wanstead Parklands

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Visit an online collection of historic images of Wanstead Park and its wider landscape

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Visit WalksPast: free self-guided local history walks

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