Save our Cafe Pavilion!
Merton Council plan to knock down the Cafe Pavilion and other drastic changes within Wimbledon Park.
The Heritage Group does not support this plan. With this website campaign, we hope to influence the Council to think again. Please find the link for the Campaign Page HERE
Wimbledon Park Heritage Group
Protecting Wimbledon Park for Posterity
Patron: The Right Honourable Sir John Wheeler, JP, DL
Deputy Lord Lieutenant for the London Borough of Merton
WPHG was formed in 1992 to raise awareness of the beauty of this Capability Brown landscaped park and to help protect it for posterity from development that may be detrimental to this unique space.
Wimbledon Park is one of the most important London parks south of the river Thames. As Merton Council note, "Wimbledon Park is South London’s best kept secret!" A product of the last ice age, this beautiful valley was transformed in the 18th century by the most famous of all English landscape architects, Capability Brown. The views, the lake, the grassy lawns, the ancient oaks, all have the mark of this master of landscape. That we still have so much of Capability Brown’s creation is quite remarkable in itself. The WPHG hopes to keep it as it is today, in the face of mounting urban pressure.
WPHG provides a forum that is focused on just Wimbledon Park from St. Mary's to Horse Close Wood. Our committee members comprise local residents who live around the park, the four clubs and the two local authorities which are involved in and around the park.
All we ask of you is to please help keep Wimbledon Park tidy by looking after your own litter and hopefully picking up some litter that didn't quite make it to the bins.