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Park Flowers Like the Rain

There are good things about a rainy summer. The bed tended by our volunteers near Charlotte Terrace can be a tough one given park traffic. But this summer it came into its own with glorious flowers. Yellow daisies and golden … Continue reading

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Summer Fun for Kids

Here are two more free activities for children in Barnard Park in August: Barnard Adventure Playground is running a free summer programme for children aged 6–13. Kids can enjoy the playground’s amazing play frame plus games and art projects. The Playground’s holiday … Continue reading

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Wonderful Water Feature

There is a lot happening in Barnard Park this summer. For children, there are free activities in Barnard Park. The new water feature is operating in the children’s playground from 11am to 7pm. There are water jets and overhead buckets of water … Continue reading

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Coffee and Snacks in the Park

Fancy a coffee? Just ask Shana for one. There is now a coffee and bagel van in the park for the summer. Swash & Jones will be serving from 8am-6pm six days a week. Shana is deciding which day she will take … Continue reading

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Latest Barnard Park Consultation

The long-awaited regeneration of Barnard Park is moving ahead. Momentum exists to complete the project after many, many years. It would be an extremely valuable resource for the community. A consultation on the most recent changes to the Barnard Park … Continue reading

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A Flash of Yellow

Yellow crocus are bringing cheer to the streetscape at a Barnard Park entrance on Copenhagen Street. You may have passed by the crocus patch. Our volunteers planted 1000 crocus and daffodils this winter as part of the ‘We are Cally’ … Continue reading

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Spring Flower Show Brings Cheer

  Spring is here. Even the pandemic can’t stop it! The border along Barnsbury Road in Barnard Park has been blooming since January. Perhaps it brightened up your day if you were passing by. There have been masses of snowdrops … Continue reading

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Join us for the FoBP AGM on Nov 19

Hello everyone, The Friends of Barnard Park will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday November 19 at 7:30pm. Due to the pandemic, the meeting will be held on Zoom. Everyone is welcome. We would much prefer to hold the meeting in the … Continue reading

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Growing Veg in the Playground

Children in the Adventure Playground had a good vegetable harvest this year. The young gardeners dug out buckets full of potatoes to eat. They also had a great time. The kids are back in the Adventure Playground after a closure … Continue reading

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Good Vibe and Park Gardening

There’s been a silver lining to the Covid-19 lockdown in Barnard Park. It has brought many new people into the community green space. The children’s playground and the Adventure Playground are closed for the moment. But the main park is … Continue reading

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