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Petanque pitch is open for play!

Petanque pitch open for play

After almost three years of discussion and consultation, a pétanque or boules pitch has been built below the tennis courts [see picture on the Twitter feed below].

The two pitches are free to use. Bring your own boules set or ask to borrow the set which is being kept in the café at Lauderdale House. Our local expert, Brian Haddon, will be on hand every Tuesday at 11.00 and 2.00 for the next few weeks to tutor people not already familiar with the sport.   

 

Barbecues in the Park - new zones introduced

Two barbecue zones in the south and west of the park

Camden Council allows barbecues in Waterlow Park but there are now restrictions on which area you can use - coloured purple on the map [click here].  There is information displayed on noticeboards and clear guidelines about using barbecues.  The main points to remember are

  • Use BBQs safely and responsibly - not disposable ones which burn the grass! The barbecue should be raised off the ground.
  • Be considerate to other people using the park or living nearby
  • Take care not to damage the environment
  • Dispose of all litter properly and recycle your rubbish where possible or take it home!
  • Keep children, pets, games and sports well away from the BBQ
  • Take some water to put out the BBQ
  • More information about the guidelines can be found here. Remember that you need permission to hold large events (over 20 people)

Thank you and enjoy the Park! 

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Friends of Waterlow Park at the Highgate Fair - June 2019

 

Friends of Waterlow Park set up their regular stall at the June Highgate Fair in the Square displaying new banners and more information on the Friends' activities.  FoWP now has a reusable cup for sale too [see picture and contact us for more information].

A successful sale of plants on the same day will help to support planting by FoWP in the park over the coming year.


 

 

Wild flowers on the mound

 

This year the Friends - with the Conservation Volunteers, the idverde gardening team and the generosity of a local resident - have completed turfing of the Mound by the side of Lauderdale House with ‘nature improved wildflowers’. The turf is seeded with 33 native wildflowers and grasses (just two of the latter) and up to 19 non- native flowers which have long been naturalised in the UK. This has made the Mound more of a feature and will also be beneficial to wildlife.

 

 

The Mound July 2019
 

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Relax your body and mind and help the Park! QiGong starts 4 June .....

QiGong instructor Dr Sue Tatum is starting classses at LUX, Waterlow Park Centre, on Tuesdays 9.30 - 10.30.  This is an NHS-recommended exercise routine for all.

Pay as you go: £4 [concessions £3].  Proceeds will go to the Park and LUX.  

No booking required - more information from LUX on 0203 141 2960

For further details click here

Our Memorial Benches Brought To Life

Waterlow Park: The Stories Behind The Memorial Benches

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Waterlow Park: The Film!

See all the action at the successful 2016 Lark in the Park in News and Events

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