Ravensbury Park Community Day,
Saturday 5th June 2010
Venue: Ravensbury Park, Morden SM4 (London Borough of Merton), gazebo next to the River Wandle by the footbridge across the central part of the River Wandle.
Time: 10.30 – 18.00
General drop in, free activities for all ages, information about Ravensbury Park and the Friends of Ravensbury Park, the River Wandle and Wandle Valley Regional Park. Leaflets, information from other organisations associated with the Wandle Trail will also be available.
• Scavenger hunt
• Identifying creepy, crawlies from the River Wandle
• Drawing and painting for all ages
• Tree/flower trail identification sheets
• Birdwatching – bring binoculars
• Fly a kite in Ravensbury Meadow – bring a kite
Launch of art installation in the park.
A new project led by artist Jenny Rolfe-Herbert. Ravensbury Park includes a small Germanic-style hut, previously public toilets but now due for demolition. Jenny Rolfe-Hertbert is initiating a group effort to re-imagine and reinvent the building, creating both temporary and semi permanent installations on and around the building.
POST artists network bring contemporary art installations and performances in three South London parks: http://www.postartists.com/
14.30 – 16.30 guided walk around the park.
Discover the history of the park, the trees and flowers, focusing on the folklore and medicinal qualities of plants in the park.
17.00 – 18.00
Community picnic - bring food & drink, rug, and teddy bear if you are aged under 101 years.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Public transport information:
Tram stop: nearest stop Belgrave Walk, or Phipps Bridge then follow the Wandle Trail.
Underground: Morden (Northern Line – check TFL travel updates), then 10 minute walk directly to the park or walk through Morden Hall Park into Ravensbury Park following the Wandle Trail.
Buses: 201 Herne Hill to Morden stops northern edge of Park (Morden Road); 118 from Brixton to Morden stops outside the southern end of the Park (Wandle Road). Other buses: 157, 164, 80 bus stop ‘Connaught Gardens’ then a 3 minute walk to the Wandle Road entrance to the park.
National Rail: Wimbledon, Mitcham Junction and East Croydon – then tram to Belgrave Walk. From Sutton Station – bus number 164 to Connaught Gardens.
Ravensbury Park Community Day Co-ordinator contact: Mobile: 07942 754929