Thanks to all our AWARD-WINNING! members and volunteers for your support and participation in our events and activities last year, and for your invaluable help in looking after our park.
We hope you have had an opportunity to rest and relax, and were able to spend some joyful time with family and friends over the holiday period.
Your committee is busy planning our 2024 programme, so we look forward to making new friends and welcoming old ones in 2024.
Update on council works in the park - Monday, 19th Feb
The work on fixing our paths, and the flood mitigation by the bowls club is expected to be completed this week. So we shall soon have lovely clear, smooth walkways to wander.
However the contractors will be back in a few weeks to work on the car park, at which point it will be unavailable to park users.
The work will "resurface and reline the car park, and lengthening the footpath into the park and make the existing entrance into the park from the car park redundant".
At the moment we don't have an estimate of exactly when and for how long the car park, will be out of action.
Pinner Road Entrance Closure
As mentioned previously, to facilitate work on repairing the cricket nets, the Pinner Road entrance is now closed for a few days. Park users will be directed to the Roxborough Road Alley entrance, instead.
Watch out on our FB group for other works updates.
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.
Our governing documents and minutes are published online. You can follow the links below to see them, or to join our work.
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.
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:
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
As well as our teams working in the park each month we have organised some exciting events for you and your families to enjoy throughout the year...
Watch out for updates on our “friends” Facebook group, as events may be rescheduled or cancelled.
Join John - our expert dendrologist - for an enjoyable and educational stroll around our park - visiting some of the common and not-so-common trees.
John is a popular guide, and a veritable fount of information, and he is always happy to answer any questions you may have about trees, moss, lichen and funghi.
Meet at Hindes Road gate for the walk, and then afterwards, at the Seva Cafe, for more chat and a hot beverage.
A perennially popular event, Kites & Bikes returns in spring 2024.
Bring along your own kite and demonstrate your skills, join our volunteers in the craft tent to make your own, or buy one of the fun kites on sale.
Meanwhile, Dr Bike will be on hand to help you with minor repairs and servicing, and to answer all your cycling questions. (Please note, Dr. Bike will give priority to children and their bikes. Please be patient.)
Bring your kites and bikes up to the top (north) field.
Here are some events and activities that take place in our park, every week "come rain, come shine". Why not come along and join in, no invitation necessary. Send us an email, or check our “Friends of Harrow Rec” Facebook group for more details.
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.
Find us either at the "Green Pavilion" (near to the Cafe and Bowling Green), in the Ahimsa Peace Garden (near the basket ball courts), or out and about in the park with spade, secateurs and broom!
We are a community group who are actively promoting the joy of practising tai chi in the open parks for health and general well being.
Our Harrow Rec sessions are 9.30am to 10.30am every Friday morning and they are free and full of fun. Hope you will make new friends and have an enjoyable one hour of fresh air, gentle exercise, tranquility and mindfulness with us.
We meet near the green canopy by the cafe or in the basket ball at 9.30am. We look forward to seeing you.
parkrun is a free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event that takes place at thousands of venues across the world.
Parkrunners run, jog or walk our 5k course at their own pace.
More information can be found on the Harrow parkrun website
Supported by Harrow Council and Harrow Recreation Ground Users Association.
Join us every Friday at Harrow Recreation Ground for an invigorating walk, focused on wellbeing and engagement.
Meet at the Sevacare park cafe.
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