THE FRIENDS OF VAUXHALL PARK Registered Charity 1166894
Read our Constitution here: FOVPConstitution 2016
WELCOME TO VAUXHALL PARK!
DATES FOR 2016
11 SEPTEMBER 10AM LAVENDER HARVEST
Our annual lavender harvest will take place on Sunday 11 September from 10am. Your help would be very much appreciated as we cut the lavender flowers to take down to the Carlshalton Lavender Field http://www.carshaltonlavender.org where they kindly distil it for us into oil. You are also most welcome to take some of the lavender home for your own use.The oil is on sale at Italo Delicatessan on Bonnington Square and you can still buy oil from last year’s harvest. The Lavender Field was orginally planted to celebrate the centenary of Vauxhall Motors opening on a site on the Wandsworth Road where Sainsbury now is.
SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 10.30AM PUBLIC MEETING
Our next meeting will provide an update on how the park is faring under the new maintenance organisation and budgetary controls. We will also discuss the appointment of Adams and Sutherland – the landscape architects who have been charged with designing our new playground and producing investment plans as the flats for the 3,000 new residents and students living next to the park start to take shape. Venue to be announced
Did you lose a pait of glasses, a pink blanket or a toddler’s blue and white stripy jumper at our Summer Fair? Please contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!