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Welcome to Vauxhall Park – a small park with a big heart!

If you have a complaint about Vauxhall Park, please contact the Lambeth Parks Department (parks@lambeth.gov.uk).  If there is an emergency in the park, please call 999. If you want to report something to the police and it’s not urgent, please call 101

The FOVP AGM will take place on

Saturday 6th July at the Bolney Meadow Community Centre

31 Bolney Street, London SW8 1EN

Coffee from 10am for the start at 10.30am

All Welcome

We would like to thank our wonderful volunteer gardeners
who’ve helped us to retain these awards by coming to work in the park in rain and shine throughout the year.  Want to join them?Want to join them?  Please email us (friends@vauxhallpark.org.uk) to be added to the WhatsApp group where dates are posted.  No experience is needed and we provide all tools and equipment.   Please bring your own gloves in you can.  We meet regularly for an hour or two of work followed by a coffee at Parco

We would also like to thank Lambeth Parks Officers, Lambeth Landscapes staff and the support of our Councillors

A new building for Vauxhall Park

Planning Permission has been granted for a new, more sustainable, smaller building to replace the ‘green’ building.  It is hoped that the work to demolish the current building and install the new modular building will start late Spring.  This will obviously cause some gate closures, we will post updates here and on our social media channels.

The Friends of Vauxhall Park worked closely with Lambeth Council to bring forward plans for a new, more sustainable building to replace the current building near to the fountain. The existing building, which is beyond economic repair, will be demolished and replaced with a smaller modular, wooden clad building which will sit on the existing building’s foundation but will be smaller.  There will be two fully accessible toilets (one specifically for playground users and the other for general park users), better facilities for Lambeth Landscapes operative, secure storage for the Friends gardening group’s tools and a small kiosk.  The FOVP are very keen for Ardian at Parco to be awarded the lease for this kiosk which will serve coffee/ice cream/light snacks and will be pressing Lambeth and working with local Councillors to achieve this.

We are proposing that the new building will be known as The Pavilion to remember the tea pavilion that originally stood near to this site.

In addition, we plan to redesign the play space at the back of the building to create a more inclusive play offer with neurodiverse children particularly in mind.  If you could help us with designing this space or fundraising we would appreciate your help.

 Awards and the Volunteers that make them happen

Our volunteer gardeners are now working hard to get the park ready for the award judging season (and keep the park looking good for its visitors). We are delighted that, in 2022, Vauxhall Park has not only retained its Green Flag but has also the London in Bloom Gold Award in the Park of the Year category.   Could you join us to help with the work?

 Table Tennis bats & balls are available free to use at Parco Cafe but please consider buying something when collecting/returning them.  We thank Ardian and Mimoza at Parco for looking after them for us.

 

Follow us on Twitter @FOVauxhallPark , Facebook and Instagram vauxhallparkfriends to keep up to date with the latest news.  Please click here to read our Social Media Policy

Lambeth have published several important documents recently:

If you have any comments about any of these documents, please email them to: friends@vauxhallpark.org.uk


About Vauxhall Park

This Award winning park has been at the heart of our community for over 130 years.  From its very beginnings its ambition has been to be a place of relaxation and enjoyment for people living, working or just visiting Vauxhall.  We are very proud of our history (please see History page for further details) and delighted that one of our founders, Millicent Fawcett the great Suffragist, will be the first woman to be honoured with a statue in Parliament Square. We would love to get to know you – please do join us, it costs from only  £5  (see the Join Us page), even if you don’t want to be an active member of the Friends we would like to have you as a member to hear views so that we can represent a broad a cross section of the community as possible. Please explore our website and let us know if you have any comments.

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 2020 we celebrated 130 years of Vauxhall Park with the completion of its first major upgrade!

The Park facilities include a playground catering for aged 12 and under, a multi use games area predominantly for basketball/netball, Parco Cafe, two tennis courts, two ping pong tables  (free to use bats and balls held at Parco Cafe), the Fawcett Sensory Garden (including our brick labyrinth) , lavender field originally sponsored by Vauxhall Motors to mark their Centenary, the model village, an orchard, lavender mosaic (in the fountain basin), 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 nine 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!


About The Friends of Vauxhall Park

The Friends of Vauxhall Park is a registered charity (1166894). Find out more about what we do here. Our constitution is available here.


How to find the park

Be careful not to confuse us with Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens (formerly Spring Gardens).