WELCOME TO VAUXHALL PARK!
A huge THANK YOU to Christine Homer who made the Vauxhall Park Summer Fair more fun than ever – there were treats galore and fun for all throughout the day. We also owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our wonderful volunteers who turned out in the baking heat but kept smiling all day long to ensure that everyone had a great time.
Our sponsors made the whole event possible and we are indebted to them – especially our main sponsor Winkworth Kennington. They not only made a substantial financial contribution to the fair but also paid for all the banners, posters and flyers. Especial thanks to Loran Absalom who masterminded all the printing. We are also grateful to our neighbour developers – Barratt London, CLS Holdings, Urbanest, and Babcock Media who sponored various of the activities.
It was a GREAT GET TOGETHER and we are proud to be part of this wonderful community of Vauxhall
At the fair Lambeth Council were consulting on the Masterplan which will guide the development of the Park over the next ten years as we welcome our 8000 new neighbours who will be living right next to the Park. Please keep an eye out for them as they visit the park over the next month to carry out further consultation – it’s your park!
This Award winning park has been at the heart of our community for over 125 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 £3 (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 represent a broad a cross section of the community as possible. Please explore our website and let us know if you have any comments.
THE FRIENDS OF VAUXHALL PARK Registered Charity 1166894
Read our Constitution here: FOVPConstitution 2016
WELCOME TO VAUXHALL PARK!.
DATES FOR 2017
Members Party 4 July at 7pm
Public Meeting 27 September 8pm
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 seven 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!