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

Volunteer Logo Designer Wanted (Dec’20)

We want to change our Friends of Wimbledon Park (FOWP) logo and hope we can find someone to help us do this. We are looking for a talented designer who would be interested in sharing their expertise with us on a voluntary basis to create an instantly recognisable, dynamic logo which reflects and heightens our aims and

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Dam safety works and options (December 2020)

LBM have now appointed a contractor to carry out the dam safety works and FOWP were invited to attend a presentation on the 11th November.  During Q&A it became apparent that LBM hadn’t considered our Capability Brown design (sent to LBM in May) which placed the outfall at the waterfall rather than in Ashen Grove Wood

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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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