News and Events


Waterlow Art Park

Last spring 120 fine art students from Central St Martins built and displayed art works inspired by the Park.  A sculpture trail, video and performance, and painting were enjoyed by visitors to the Park.  See a selection here and listen to the students talking about their artworks. 

Commenting on the event Adrian Scrivener, Curriculum Leader in Fine Art on the Foundation Course said,
“Working with Waterlow Park has been a great opportunity for the students to develop their practice. It has given them a chance to think about how their work is informed by the challenges of a public outdoor space, and be effective for the community and the park itself. Camden Council has been a great support throughout the project.”

 

Waterlow Park: The Film!

 For all the action at the 2016 Lark in the Park, click here

National Federation of Parks & Green Spaces

 

This week we were pleased to receive the following message from the National Federation of Parks & Green Spaces:

Parliamentary Public Enquiry Launched to Address the UK’s Greenspace Underfunding Crisis

Great news! After much lobbying and calls over the last 5 years for Government action to address the underfunding crisis threatening the UK’s green spaces*,  Parliament’s Communities and Local Government Select Committee has announced an Inquiry into the future of the UK's public parks. The Inquiry will 'examine the impact of reduced local authority budgets on these open spaces and consider concerns that their existence is under threat...'…  ‘The Committee will look at how parks should be supported now and in the future.’  The deadline for responses and evidence is September 30th 2016** , and the full details can be read at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/communities-and-local-government-committee/news-parliament-2015/public-parks-launch-16-17/

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Volunteers Helping in the Park

Since 2011 volunteers organised by the Friends of Waterlow Park have regularly helped with selected areas of planting in the park. See how they got on in the Volunteers Diary. If you are interested in volunteering do get in touch.

Irresponsible dog owners.

In the last few months concerns have been raised about some irresponsible dog walkers regularly allowing their dogs to foul in the park. This is unacceptable for health and hygiene reasons. 

Camden have been on the case and some dog walkers have received fines for not cleaning up after their dogs.
 
The Friends have asked that poo bags are made available in the tennis hut and visitors centre. We hope some signage that advises dog owners of the availability of these bags would be quite helpful.