About the Love Parks campaign

The Love Parks campaign champions the borough’s green spaces, highlighting the work that goes on to maintain, enhance and improve them as well as encouraging people to enjoy them.

Wandsworth has one of the highest number of Council-owned parks and open spaces in inner London. And we believe that these are huge assets to the people of Wandsworth – not just the showcase parks, but the smaller and less obvious green spaces too, which can be a haven for peace and tranquility.

As part of Love Parks, we encouraged everyone to get out and enjoy their favourite park. By using and celebrating your local park, you are helping us to protect it for future generations.

Photographs

We asked you to take pictures of our parks and post them on Twitter and Instagram under the hashtag: #LoveParksWandsworth. You can see a few of the pictures you posted

Our parks

Enable Leisure and Culture manages over 350 hectares of green places in Wandsworth on behalf of the Council.

There are 32 public parks in the borough, many of which have children’s playgrounds. A selection are listed below, and you can also view a full list of Wandsworth's parks and open spaces

Helping everyone to enjoy our parks

Parks and playgrounds are open 24 hours a day every week all year round, free of charge at the point of use. So that everybody can use and enjoy their time in public parks certain restrictions apply. Find out some of the things you can do in parks and playgrounds, and whether you need to get permission first.

Many large parks provide good exercise areas for dogs to run. Please be aware that in some parks or some areas of parks there are restrictions on dogs and dog exercise. Dog walkers are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs in all the parks.

In some parks exercise equipment and outdoor gyms are provided free to use. Several games areas – for basketball, netball or 5-a-side football – are available free of charge. In other parks you can book to use the marked sports pitches and there is a cost for this. Most tennis courts are available at a fee.

Organised use of a grass pitch must be booked in advance. This includes:

  • Any organised sports game or practice
  • Organised schools’ use, whether for lessons, competition or play
  • Social gatherings which require the exclusive use of the space for a temporary period

To book a grass pitch contact idverde sports bookings or call 020 8767 1830.

You may enjoy a trip to a park cafe or bring your own picnic but no barbeques are permitted anywhere in any of the parks.

In some of the large parks Wandsworth Council has let concessions which charge for use of the facilities.

If there is an activity you want to carry out in a green place in Wandsworth which is not covered here, email us at parks@enablelc.org