Category: The Park

  • Woodland Walk Consultation Report

    The report is now available here.

  • Woodland Walk Consultation

    In early September we asked you to please complete and return the online questionnaire from the City of London about the expansion and revival of the Woodland Walk in the Park and some other Park features.

    The City’s consultants were initially concerned that the response rate was rather low, but the response rate picked up and was good.

    These are QPARA proposals from 21/22 to restore wildlife diversity by making the Walk area self-contained and moving the circular path to its original position round the edge of the pitch and putt course.

    There is more information on this website at: 

    There are some pictures of the Wildlife Garden at Paddington Recreation Ground: .

  • Please support the funding application for the Queen’s Park sandpit

    Queen's Park Sandpit
    Queen’s Park sandpit play area


    The application has been granted £45,000 which is enough to reach the target. The work can now go forward.

    An application has been submitted to Brent Council for a grant for improvements for the sandpit play area in Queen’s Park. The decision on this will be made by local residents following presentations at a “Decision Day” event.

    You can support this in two ways:

    • Go to the Decision Day event at St Augustine’s High School, Oxford Road, NW6 5SN. This is on the 18th June, from 13.00 to 15.30. The event is free, but you need to book tickets at: Tickets for Kilburn & Kensal Rise Decision Day.

    More information is available on the Brent Council website: You Decide.


    • The money for this comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy (sometimes referred to as “Section 106 “) from developers, not general Council income.
    • Go here for more information about the Brent Community Infrastructure Levy.
    • The City of London Corporation Open Spaces Department does not have a pot of gold.
  • Tier 3 and Queen’s Park’s facilities


    London moves into Tier 3: Very High Alert

    From December 16, London has been placed in Tier 3: Very High Alert to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Most of the facilities can continue to operate with strict measures in place to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

    This includes:

    • Parliament Hill Athletics Track
    • Tennis courts at Parliament Hill, Golders Hill Park and Queen’s Park
    • The Parliament Hill Fields Lido
    • The Highgate Men’s Bathing Pond and the Kenwood Ladies’ Bathing
    • Pond
    • Small weddings – 15 people or less (Golders Hill Park and Queen’s Park)
    • Pitch and Putt (Queen’s Park)
    • Guardians Gym (at the Lido)
    • Trim Trails at Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood and Queen’s Park
    • Football and Rugby
    • Volunteering
    • Licenced Events e.g. Be Military Fit and the Hampstead Winter Swimming Club
    • Cafés (takeaway only)

    We have had to close the Children’s Farm at Queen’s Park and the Peggy Jay Centre on Hampstead Heath. Keat’s House will also be temporarily closed until further notice.

    The public toilets remain open as will the playgrounds and car parks. We will continue to empty litter bins, although we do still ask that visitors take their rubbish and waste away with them wherever possible.

    Queen’s Park, Highgate Wood and Golders Hill Park (including the Hill Garden & Pergola) opening hours will remain as advertised.

    We expect to be busy during this next phase of the Coronavirus restrictions as people continue to socialise outdoors and we will continue to use our social

    media channels to remind visitors to follow the Government advice, the byelaws and to be considerate towards staff and other visitors.

    Please share this update with your contacts and thank you for your support during this time.

    For more information follow us online:
    Twitter: @CityCorpHeath, @CoLQueensPark
    Facebook: Hampstead Heath Official, Queen’s Park Official


    Best wishes

    Anne Fairweather
    Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood & Queen’s Park Committee

    Bob Warnock
    Superintendent of Hampstead Heath

  • Queen’s Park Book Festival returns to the park on 29th & 30th June 2019

    See for more memories of last year’s hugely successful return of the festival to the park after a pause of six years. The festival is affiliated to Queen’s Park Area Residents’ Association.