THE FRIENDS OF VAUXHALL PARK Registered Charity 1166894
Read our Constitution here: FOVPConstitution 2016
WELCOME TO VAUXHALL PARK!
Following our very successful Lavender Harvest (79 kilos of lavender taken to Carshalton Lavender Field and 3 litres of oil brought back!), we will be holding our next Gardening Group on Saturday 19 November from 10am. We aim to tackle the entrance beds – weeding and pruning. The work done on these beds by previous working groups has made a great difference to the Park being the first thing that visitors see. Please do come along and join us, the more people we have the quicker the work is done and we can retire to Parco for a hot cup of coffee. Meet by the Fentiman Road/South Lambeth Road entrance bed at 10am.
DATES FOR 2017
AGM 21 January 2017 10.30am
Public Meeting 8 March 2017 at 8pm
Easter Egg Hunt (provisional) 1 April 10am
Summer Fair (provisional) 18 June 2-5pm
Members Party 6 July at 7pm
Public Meeting 30 September 10.30am
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!