Nuru, Nina and Quinine Go To Wanstead Park

Inspired by the arrival of the three cows in Wanstead Park this summer, local artist Karen Humpage has created a painting to mark the occasion.

The image above shows her response to their arrival. She is also offering prints for sale at this web address. And for every copy sold via this link Karen will contribute £5 to the Friends of Wanstead Parklands.

So, treat yourselves!

The Chestnut Trail

You never know what- or who- you might meet on the Chestnut Trail!

It might be swans in winter dabbling in the snow, or cows in summer by the Perch Pond,

or a small boy spotting birds with his new binoculars.

There's always something- or someone- to see on the Chestnut Trail in Wanstead Park.

Get a copy of the trail map here.

Visitors enjoy Easter sunshine and bluebells in Wanstead Park

Standing room only around Wanstead Park's much-loved tea hut!

Last weekend (20-22 April 2019) saw a bumper number of visitors to Wanstead Park. By happy coincidence three things came together: the late Easter holiday, the best weather of the year so far – and the peak of the park’s greatest annual spectacle, the bluebell season.

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John Meehan’s valedictory report to the AGM

I am signing off after 4 years as the Chair of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands. I think it is important that organisation remain fresh and have new blood and impetus so I will be passing on the Chair role to John Sharpe and the rest of the great Committee. I will keep involved by chairing the Wanstead Park Steering Group with the Corporation of London, overseeing the future restoration of the park.

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AGM report

2020 Friends AGM

The Friends AGM took place during the evening of 11th March at Wanstead Golf Club. Although attendance was low, probably due to the Covid-19 situation, those who braved the chill weather were treated to an evening of interesting presentations.

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