Heritage Wimbledon Park is a Grade II* listed park in the heart of south west London, designed by Capability Brown in the 1760s. The Friends of Wimbledon Park (FOWP) is a voluntary organisation that aims to give a voice to local people, community groups and other interested parties, to protect and enhance this well-loved landscape for future generations.

FOWP News

Survey

Merton Council has launched a survey to gauge views on a number of issues in the parks across the Borough. Please could you complete it, especially if you have views regarding paddling pools, outdoor events, BBQ’s and other important issues.   Link to the survey: Click here

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Park Observations

The Capability Brown Design – Making Wimbledon Park Lake Safe

New standards require big works to prevent the Wimbledon Park dam from failing. LB Merton’s Flood Study plans to do this. The Friends found deficiencies in the four shortlisted options. Instead, we propose a Capability Brown design. 20200516 – The Capability Brown design – Making Wimbledon Park lake safe

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Nature Blog

Natural history notes – 19th April 2018

Dave Dawson’s natural history notes for 19th April 2018:- Just one Black-headed gull left, so they have departed for their breeding areas. The importance of Ashen Grove Wood is shown by birds singing there and doubtless breeding: Blackcap, Blackbird, Blue tit, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Great tit, Mistle thrush, Robin, Song thrush, Wood pigeon, Wren and Stock

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Natural history notes – 21st March 2018

Dave Dawson’s natural history notes for 21st March 2018:- Black-headed gulls have assumed their breeding plumage, with dark heads and are disputing amongst themselves in preparation for departure for the breeding grounds. The Common gulls seem to have gone already. Canada geese are departing to breed elsewhere. A patrol man with a border collie dog

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