Love Parks Week 2019 activities in Waltham Forest

27 June 2019
Love Parks Week 2019

Love Parks Week is back for 2019 – between Friday 12 to Sunday 21 July residents and guests will be able to enjoy a great range of activities in parks and open spaces across the borough, from Leytonstone in the south to Chingford in the north and everywhere in between.

Love Parks Week, a national campaign run by Keep Britain Tidy, celebrates the very best green places and open spaces and encourages communities  to get out and enjoy their local park. The council and partners The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) have organised a variety of activities to celebrate Love Parks Week in Waltham Forest – from relaxing nature walks to strenuous outdoor gym workouts there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

There’s a special series of educational events for families – the little ones will love learning about fantastic mini-beasts and where to find them in Waltham Forest parks, or letting some energy loose and making some noise with local organisation M’billa Arts who’ll be leading an African drumming workshop at Langthorne Park.

If you’re looking for something a little more chilled, the adults-only nature walks and tai chi sessions may be more to your tastes. Taking some time to walk in nature and enjoy our wonderful green surroundings is one of the most effective ways to recharge and temporarily forget about some of the pressures of day-to-day life.

Cllr Clyde Loakes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “Love Parks Week is one my favourite times of the year. It’s such a pleasure to see so many people, young and old, enjoying activities in our green spaces and parks.

“Last year, we completed our Parks Improvement Project after investing £500,000 to deliver new facilities and improvements to open spaces in every ward in the borough, as suggested by residents. All that hard work really pays off when we see the community using them. We know how much our residents value their parks – and we do too.

“So do make sure you take part in the free Love Parks Week activities – all across the borough we are putting on some great events to get involved with. We can’t wait to see you out and about to enjoy Love Parks Week.”

The activities begin on Friday 12 July and run through until Sunday 21 July, and a full list can be seen below. 

Love Parks Week 2019 in Waltham Forest

 

Date

Location

Activity

Audience

Description

12 July
11am – 2pm

Lloyd Park, Forest Rd, E17

Green Gym

Adults

Green Gyms are fun, free, weekly outdoor sessions where you will be guided in practical gardening and conservation activities.

 

Unlike other conservation projects, the emphasis is very much on health and wellbeing.

 

Meet at the Stables

13 July
midday – 5pm

Lloyd Park, Forest Rd, E17

Waltham Forest Garden Party

All

Visit the Lloyd Park information stand where you will be able to find out about all the activities Lloyd Park has to offer and take part in some crafts

13 July
Midday – 5pm

Lloyd Park, Forest Rd, E17

Waltham Forest Garden Party

All

Visit the Lloyd Park information stand where you will be able to find out about all the activities Lloyd Park has to offer and take part in some crafts

13 July
Midday – 1pm

 

Hawkwood Nature Reserve, Hawkwood Crescent, E4

Nature walk

Adults

Meet the Friends of Hawkwood Nature Reserve who will lead you on a guided walk of the wildlife pond.

14 July
1pm – 2pm

 

Greenway Avenue Community Garden, Greenway Ave (behind odd-numbered side of street), E17

Open day

All

Meet the community group who will show you how they have transformed disused tennis courts into a vibrant community garden for all ages.

 

15 July
1pm- 3pm

Thomas Gamuel Park, off Boundary Rd, E17 P

Mini beast hunt

Families

Discover what creatures live in Thomas Gamuel Park with a mini-beast hunt and nature-based crafts.

16 July
11am – 12.30pm

 

Ridgeway Park, Old Church Rd, E4 S

Nature walk

Adults

Join the weekly Feel Good walk which for Love Parks Week will incorporate a tour of the newly planted community orchard.

Meet at the Tennis Hub

16 July
3pm – 5pm

 

Cann Hall Park, Cann Hall Rd, E11

Mini beast hunt

Families

Discover what creatures live in Can Hall Park with a mini-beast hunt and nature-based crafts.

17 July
10am – 1pm

 

Mansfield Park, Mansfield Hill, E4 

Green Gym

Adults

Green Gyms are fun, free, weekly outdoor sessions where you will be guided in practical gardening and conservation activities.

 

Unlike other conservation projects, the emphasis is very much on health and wellbeing.

17 July
10am – 1pm

 

Lloyd Park, Forest Rd, E17

Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage

Over 50’s

Lloyd Park Sharing heritage is an Interest and social group for over-50s. Explore and enjoy Lloyd Park with like-minded people. Free tea and cake!

17 July
11am – 12.30pm

 

Leyton Jubilee Park, Marsh Lane, E10

Nature walk

Adults

Join the weekly Feel Good walk which for Love Parks Week will include a wildflower walk with Community Gardener Cathy.

Meet at KukooLaLa Cafe

17 July
3pm – 5pm

 

Stoneydown Park and Gardens, Longfield Ave, E17

Mini beast hunt

Families

Discover what creatures live in Stoneydown Park with a mini-beast hunt and nature based crafts.

17 July
3pm – 4pm

 

Coronation Gardens, Oliver Rd, E10

Tai Chi

Adults

Tai Chi is a sequence of dynamic movements that combine soft and hard, fast and slow motions, in a relaxed and harmonised way with controlled breathing. Come and try for FREE.

Meet at the bandstand

18 July
10am - midday

 

 

Langthorne Park, Birch Grove, E11

African drumming

Families

Join M’billa Arts as they lead an African Drumming workshop.

Meet at the amphitheatre.

18 July
10am – 1pm

 

Pimp Hall Nature Reserve, off Kings Rd, E4

Volunteer Day

Adults

Join in with the Friends of Pimp Hall to give a helping hand and a boost to the wildlife in the Nature Reserve. No experience necessary, tools provided.

 

18 July
3pm – 5pm

 

Henry Reynolds Gardens, Bush Rd, E11

Mini beast hunt

Families

Discover what creatures live in Henry Reynolds Gardens with a mini-beast hunt and nature-based crafts

19 July
11am – 2pm

Lloyd Park, Forest Rd, E17

Green Gym

Adults

Green Gyms are fun, free, weekly outdoor sessions where you will be guided in practical gardening and conservation activities.

 

Unlike other conservation projects, the emphasis is very much on health and wellbeing.

19 July
3pm – 5pm

 

Abbotts Park, Abbots Park Rd, E10

Mini beast hunt

Families

Discover what creatures live in Abbotts Park with a mini-beast hunt and nature-based crafts