The Friends of Hillside Gardens Park, SW2
Hillside Gardens Park is located between Hillside road and Kingsmead Road in the London borough of Lambeth. (click here for a map)
Within the park there is a one o'clock club for parents and carers with toddlers, a playground for young children, two football and basket ball courts for teenagers, four tennis courts, a dog run and a dog free picnic area. The gardens are beautifully laid out with many mature trees, flowering shrubs and flower borders. They are regularly maintained to a high standard by Lambeth Council. There is something for everyone and this makes the park a real community centre. The park has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag for three years running (2010 to 2012).
The Friends of Hillside Gardens plays a valuable role in the upkeep and planning of the park. It promotes activities such as sports and family fun days. It forms an interface between the residents and Lambeth Council to discuss maintenance and development plans. It is freely open to any park user who wishes to join.
Quarterly meetings of the Friends take place at St Simon & Jude's Church Hall on Hillside Road.
New Plans for the park - click here to have your say
- A community allotment, where people can help grow vegetables and fruit.
- Football coaching for boys and girls 7-11 years old, on Saturdays 1pm-3pm.
- Tennis for adults: a group of adults play most Saturday and Friday mornings, and hold a doubles tournament once a month. People of moderate ability are welcome. You need to be able to serve and sustain a rally, but there is no need to have any aspirations of getting to Wimbledon!