Lark in the Park

Have a look at pictures of the event here!


Waterlow Park was the setting for our second Lark In The Park, held on September 17 to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the original opening of the park in 1891. The event got off to a rousing start with a procession down Highgate High Street led by a brass band followed by local primary school children bringing gifts of plants for a commemorative flowerbed.

The Mayor of Camden, Lord Avebury (the great grandson of the Chairman of the LCC who opened the Park in 1891), the Chief Commoner, the Master of the Worshipful Company of Stationers, and the current Baronet, Sir Chris Waterlow (who is the great great great grandson of the benefactor of the Park) all joined in a re-dedication of the Park.  The fete was then opened by TV funny man, Paul Whitehouse.


The main events on the stage consisted of tableaux based on the history of the Park - performed by local primary schoolchildren - as well as our own Highgate Choral Society, the North London Brass, the Pearly Queens of Kings Cross & St Pancras. Throughout the afternoon there were traditional stalls and plenty of food and drink. A one-man band entertained visitors and, for the more energetic, there were giant kids' games, fairground stalls and maypole dancing.

Thanks to everyone who helped the Friends of Waterlow Park put on this event and to all those people who came and made it such a success - we could not have done it without you!

We are most grateful for the support of all our sponsors - lead sponsor Goldschmidt & Howland, Big Lottery Fund, Camden Council, Ernest Cook Trust and Stationers’ Company Fund - as well as the help and support of the local Parents Associations, Amenity Groups, Highgate retailers and a cast of dozens of volunteers who have helped make this Waterlow Park 125th year celebration possible. 

photos:  Ian Henghes

Goldschmidt & Howland are the lead sponsor
of Waterlow125 & the Lark In The Park 2016

 'The event felt like such a success - you should all be very proud of your efforts' Nick Walker, G & H Associate Director Sales Manager

Read what the papers said about Lark in the Park here

  We also grateful for additional funding from:



Park Life 1891 - 2016 

Photography Competition

Our photography competition, supported by the Ham & High newspaper, to celebrate 125 years of Waterlow Park

has now closed.

Six photographs

 submitted from January to July, which we considered captured the park at its best, were all published in the Ham & High.  Our panel of judges headed by professional photographer Frank Herrmann then decided on the first and second best photos out of all those submitted plus 10 runners-up. Twelve selected photos will appear in the Waterlow Park 2017 calendar.


Get Your Commemorative

 Mug to Celebrate

The Park's Anniversary!

We are pleased to share these beautiful mugs, commissioned by the Friends of Waterlow Park to celebrate its 125th anniversary. The mugs are made in an attractive white bone china and feature a commemorative design. They would make a perfect gift and serve as an excellent reminder of the park's long history.

Support the Friends of Waterlow Park and celebrate the 125th anniversary of the park at the same time!

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