Who We Are

    The Harrow Recreation Ground Users Association (HRUA) is a voluntary group of park users who organise around 10 free events in the ‘Rec’ each year, open to all.

    We act when needed as a support and lobbying group on behalf of park users, and we aim to work in partnership with other park groups and clubs, and Harrow Council to make sure that the facilities in the park can be enjoyed by all.

Around the Park

    Take off your earphones, turn up your senses, and enjoy our beautiful trees, lawns, gardens and wildlife.

    You’ll find all the usual park facilities at ‘The Rec’: football and cricket pitches, tennis and basketball courts, children’s playground.

    In the Ahimsa Peace Garden you can enjoy the tranquillity of the fenced Quiet Area or meet friends or hold a party in the Picnic Area. 

    You can get fit at two outdoor gyms, use the covered area for your outdoor events (free booking required), and get refreshments at the popular SEVA Cafe.

Clubs & Activities

    There has been a bowling ground at the Rec since its earliest days, and Harrow Bowling Club was formed around 1902.

    The Rec is also home to Harrow St Mary’s Youth Football Club and the 3-Bridges Cricket Club.

    Activities open to all include:

  • Harrow parkrun (Saturdays 9am by Harrow St Mary’s Pavilion);
  • Tai Chi for Health (Fridays 9:30 to 10:30 near the café or on the Basketball Court);
  • Group Exercise (Tuesdays 10:00 to 11:00 near the Tennis Courts or on the Basketball Court);
  • and Harrow Health Walk (Tuesdays 10.30 meet at Hindes Road Entrance).

Get Involved

    HRUA runs about ten events each year - free for all to join and always very popular - and the help of our supporters is essential to organise and run these.

    The Harrow Rec Community gardeners meet twice per month to help keep the park tidy and beautiful, and safe for all users - working in conjunction with the Harrow Council Green Team.

    Our regular book sales are a great way to ‘recycle’ books, and raise valuable funds for our programmes and activities.

    We also work with Harrow Council in planning and completing improvements to the park infrastructure and facilities

Upcoming Events & Team Activities- Winter/Spring 2022

    As well as our teams working in the park each month we have organised two exciting spring events for you and your families to enjoy...

     Watch out for updates on our “friends” Facebook group, as events may be postponed or cancelled.

Spring Bug Hunt

Sunday, 17 April 10:30 – 12:00

    Join this fun and instructive family event with our expert wildlife ranger. Come and root around in flower beds, hedges, and tree trunks searching for the small creatures that do so much work for us in the park.

Meet under the Green Canopy (by the Cafe) and either bring your own collecting jar or pick one up from us. When you've finished searching, listen as the ranger examines your finds and tells you all about their lives and what they do for us.

Garden Team

Monthly
 - first Monday
 - fourth Thursday

Calling all gardeners! Never mind the weather or the season, we meet for digging, planting, tidying, taming, sweeping and litter-picking.
 
Whether you are green-fingered or all thumbs you will be welcomed, there are jobs to suit everyone, and fun and companionship besides.

Meet under the canopy by the cafe and either bring your own collecting jar or pick one up from us. When you've finished searching, listen as the ranger examines your finds and tells you all about their lives and what they do for us.

Tree Walk

Sunday, 1 May 10:30 – 12:30

    details coming soon...

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