Park News

Play Area

Three large rocks and some very big oak tree trunks have appeared in the Park on the proposed natural play area site near the Temple. The logs came from Forest trees felled for safety reasons. More intriguing structures to follow in due course…

Wanstead Park Bio Blitz

The Wren Group will be holding its first outdoor event on Saturday 26 June.

For more see here or here

What’s going on?

Read FWP chairman John Sharpe’s report on the Wanstead Park Action Plan and the group’s ongoing collaboration with the City of London, in the new issue of the Wanstead Village Directory.

Stamp it out

Please be vigilant about barbecues or other fire which, for safety reasons, are banned in Wanstead Park and on Wanstead Flats. Please alert Epping Forest 24 hours a day on 020 8532 1010, or call 999. More info here.

Back of the net

Have you seen the Euro 2020 commercial for ITV Sport, starring Ian Wright, which was recently filmed on Wanstead Flats? Here

AGM soon

Friends AGM will be held on 10th June. Keep an eye out for more details.

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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