Wandsworth boasts many beautiful parks and open spaces; within our
borough, 670 hectares (1600 acres) is covered by parks, commons,
allotments, and cemetery land - the largest proportion for any inner
London authority and almost five times the size of Hyde Park. This land
is owned by the council.
After trialling official barbecue sites in two of the borough's parks over the last two summers, which resulted in continued fire damage in the parks, the council has returned to its previous policy of no barbecues allowed in any park or green space. This includes the two trial sites, which have been stopped with immediate effect.