On Sunday 23 April 2017 members of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands led a free walk around Wanstead Park. A gentle stroll over about two miles, the main purpose of the walk was to explain the history and construction of the lake system in the park, which dates in its present form from the first half of the eighteenth century. Continue reading Lakes and Bluebells walk
Latest statement from the City of London -
The City of London own four lakes at Wanstead Park. These lakes, along with one owned by our neighbours, comprise a five lake cascade that formed the centrepiece in one of England’s most significant gardens. Low water levels at two of the lakes at Wanstead Park have been a concern for some months. Below is an update on the current situation. Continue reading Water levels in Wanstead Park
A lovely afternoon of crafts, puzzles and storytelling at the Temple this afternoon (1 April 2017). Continue reading April Fools Day Fun is a big hit with local children
The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands (FWP) was held on Wednesday (29 March 2017) at Wanstead Golf Club. It was well attended, and saw some key developments in the Wanstead Park campaign. Continue reading Friends’ AGM begins with fears that progress stalling, but ends on note of cautious optimism
In the Friends' first walk of the year, a group which started out at about 10 people, most of them first-timers, walked Epping Forest's Chestnut Trail around the core areas of Wanstead Park.
The Friends had a stall today (18 February 2017) at a coffee morning at St Gabriel's Church, Aldersbrook. Continue reading Successful event at St Gabriel’s, Aldersbrook
Braving the sleety weather, about 25 children and their parents turned up today (11 February 2017) for a Valentine’s Day themed craft day. Organised by the Friends of Wanstead Parklands, with the help of the City of London, the event was held at Wanstead Park’s historic Temple. Continue reading Children enjoy Valentine’s Day craft event at The Temple
Visitors to Wanstead Flats have recently commented on scrub clearance work there, and have expressed concern at the possible impact on wildlife. Continue reading Wanstead Flats: scrub management
A programme of planned improvements to the Warren Road entrance of Wanstead Park is to begin today, 24 January 2017. Full details are available here.