Love Parks Wandsworth 2021 comes to an end
Published: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Hundreds of local people enjoyed events in their local parks this summer as part of Love Parks Wandsworth 2021.
The annual campaign, created by Wandsworth Council in partnership with Enable Leisure and Culture, aims to encourage residents of Wandsworth to get out and enjoy their local park or greenspace.
The final event of the summer was on August 29 at Furzedown Recreation Centre. A full day of free activities included a wellbeing walk, HIIT and Zumba classes during the afternoon. There was plenty for the children too, with dance workshops and free live performances of The Teddy Bears’ Picnic and The Ugly Duckling produced by Let’s All Dance.
Throughout Love Parks Wandsworth, a record number of residents attended the activities on offer. The first event of the summer was a litter pick on Wandsworth Common (pictured below) and across four Love Parks weekends more than 380 people attended the free wellbeing and leisure classes and more than 100 children attended the Putney School of Art and Design art workshops.
Chidlren were also treated to live theatre with more than 500 watching performances in Battersea Park, Wandsworth Park and Furzedown Recreation Centre. Another highlight of the summer was the free screening of the Euro 2020 final, with more 1000 people enjoying the socially distanced event in the heart of Battersea Park. Hundreds more people attended free live performances and workshops borough wide.
The council’s spokesman for parks and open spaces Cllr Steffi Sutters said: “I hope everyone enjoyed our Love Parks celebration this summer. The turnout for fitness classes was incredible and it’s become clear that the take-up of outdoor exercise during the lockdowns is here to stay.
“We look forward to next summer when we will ne offering more communities events and free activities during Love Parks Wandsworth 2022.”