THE FRIENDS OF VAUXHALL PARK Registered Charity 1166894
Read our Constitution here: FOVPConstitution 2016
WELCOME TO VAUXHALL PARK!
DATES FOR 2016
GARDENING GROUP Meet at Parco Cafe at 10am on Saturday 18 June to spruce up the entrance beds before the Summer Fair
SUMMER FAIR Sunday 26 June from 2-5pm. Please put this date in your diary – we hope that you will volunteer to help us run this event on the day with general stewarding duties. Nothing too onerous just a lot of fun
MEMBERS PARTY Come to enjoy an evening in park with a glass, or two, of Pimms and listen to the fantastic Los Musicos Latin American band. 7-9pm on the terrace of Parco Cafe – memberships available on the night!
We have recently celebrated the 125th Anniversary of the Opening of the Park by HRH The Prince of Wales (the future Edward VII) who was accompanied by many members of his family and was greeted on arrival by guard of honour by the Surrey Regiment.
Vauxhall Park was opened on 7th July 1890 by Albert, Prince of Wales (read more about our history here). It is located in the London Borough of Lambeth on the South Lambeth Road (A203) at its junction with Fentiman Road (B301) and comprises about eight and a half acres of land. In 2015 we celebrate 125 years of Vauxhall Park.
The Park facilities include a playground catering for aged 10 and under, the One O’Clock Club (see”Essential info”, right, for opening hours), a multi use games area predominantly for basketball/netball, Parco Cafe, two tennis courts, chess tables (bring your own pieces, or use those in Parco Cafe) in the lavender garden, the Vauxhall Motors Centenary Lavender Garden, rose pergola, the model village, an orchard, two fenced dog areas, a human sundial (in the lavender garden) and the Oval Montessori Nursery School.
Vauxhall Park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for six years in a row. The Green Flag Award Scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country, meaning that Vauxhall Park is one of the best of 1,452 green spaces in the country!