Get Involved with the Park Community

    On this page you will find information about the organisations that work together to make Harrow Rec a welcoming, fun, vibrant and safe centre for our communities.

     Follow the links provided to find out more about how to join and get involved in:
  - teams
  - clubs
  - activities
  - groups

Harrow Recreation Ground Users Association

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

    Our teams work in the park to maintain and improve the environment and facilities, and organise gate locking to keep the park and our neighbours secure.

    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.

  We publish newsletters, and maintain this website and a Facebook group to update the park's users with news and events.

Organisation Members

    Most of the organisations listed on this page participate in HRUA as Organisation Members, to promote the life of the park, coordinate their activities, and to support each other.  Organsiation Members meet periodically, as the Organisation Sub-committee, to discuss matters of mutual interest and keep each other informed of plans, etc.


    parkrun is a free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event that takes place at thousands of venues across the world, one being Harrow Recreation Ground, where we have been meeting every Saturday morning at 9am at the Harrow St Marys pavilion since 2015. 

    Parkrunners don’t have to run – walkers and joggers are as welcome as runners, to complete our 5k course at their own pace.  And volunteers are hugely welcome too!

    It’s very easy to join parkrun, with a once in a lifetime registration giving a person a scannable barcode that can be taken to any parkrun in the world.

    More information can be found on the Harrow parkrun website


A community where young people can turn adversity into advantage

    Ignite is a local youth work charity that offers support to 11-25 year olds.  It helps and supports young people to overcome challenges that affect their ability to access employment, training or engage in education.

    The charity works with those who
are at-risk or marginalised, delivering programmes based on mentoring, sports and music.

Harrow Bowls Club

    Harrow Bowls Club is the oldest bowls club in Harrow, yet it is a forward thinking, vibrant club with a lively committee and flourishing membership.

    We are always keen to recruit new members (both playing and non-playing) whether they are established players or total novices.

   Don't worry if you are new to the wonderful game of bowls. We have two enthusiastic coaches who provide free tuition. New members always comment on the warm, friendly reception they receive here.

Harrow Tai Chi for Health

    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. 

Crime Prevention

    The Harrow Recreation Ground Crime Prevention Advisory Group (HRGCPAG) works in partnership with the Council, Police and Local Community to make the park as safe as possible for all its users.

    Established in 2018 by residents and park users following a knife crime, the group works to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour in the park.

    Members meet three times per year and link with the local Safer Neighbourhood Panels to review any issues, monitor challenges and plan ahead for the future.

    We work through the Harrow Recreation Ground Steering Group, and ensure effective communication with the council and local police.  We also coordinate gate locking across the park.

    If you have any queries, or would like to join the group, please contact
Gerry Mahaffey (m) 07794278271 

BoB Harrow

    Build on Belief specialises in designing, implementing and running weekend services for people who are struggling with, or are in recovery from their substance use; namely drugs and alcohol. Although some of our projects run across the week, we always work at the weekend. We see ourselves as providing a new and interactive form of mutual aid. Rather than talk about the past, let's get together and build a new future.

    We promote enhanced recovery re any Addiction issues .This includes connection through creativity groups lunches Garden Project.  As we run on a small budget all events are free entry.

    We have a monthly Culture and Sights event normally held last Wed of the month. We visit places of interest re Arts parks and Cinema museums in London.

    Every Friday we host Coffee Hour and this is a popular event each week.  AA and NA meetings are also held once a week at VIA.  Women only Group will be starting again early March 2024 on Wed afternoons.

Your Group Here!

    If you have a team/club/group/activity which is based in or uses the park, why not promote it to park users on this page.

    It's FREE! so contact Graham Jack via for help in getting your message out.

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