Thanks for telling us why you #LoveParksWandsworth

Published: 30 August 2018

This summer we’ve been celebrating Wandsworth’s parks and open spaces, and we want to thank everyone who shared pictures with us of their favourite green spot.

The long, hot summer was the perfect time to champion our parks, commons and other open spaces across the borough, and highlight the work that goes on to maintain and improve them.

We asked you to share your #LoveParksWandsworth pictures on Instagram and Twitter, and loads of you did just that. As well as all the individuals that took part we especially want to thank local groups of residents including Warriner Watch, FurzedownFACE, Little Socials Putney and Mums Between the Commons who submitted some stunning shots. You can see some of the best pictures in Brightside magazine, due to hit your doormat over the next few days.

Together with our parks and leisure contractor Enable Leisure and Culture, we’ve also been looking at some of the improvements that have been carried out over the past few months, including the re-surfacing of the Battersea Park junior and toddler’s playground, the restoration of Battersea Park’s perimeter railings, planned improvements to Garratt Park and the Furzedown Rec, and the refurbishment of Godley Gardens.

We’ve also been out and about finding out more about our parks. We looked at the work of the parks police, asked you to name your top ten hidden gems, looked at public art in Battersea Park and found out about films shot in local parks.

The council’s parks and open spaces spokesman Cllr Steffi Sutters said: “We want to thank everyone who has helped us celebrate our fantastic parks and commons. It’s been a brilliant summer and we couldn’t have asked for more.

“We have the largest number of council-owned parks and open spaces in London and we know they are a huge asset to our borough. Our Love Parks campaign may be over, but we’ll continue to invest in and improve our green spaces and keep you updated what’s happening.”

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You can also keep an eye on news about events, consultations and improvement schemes by following @wandbc or @EnableParks on twitter.