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Blooming Gold for Barnard Park Gardeners

  Barnard Park have received a gold award in Islington in Bloom for the second year in a row. Gold is a very high standard. Hundreds of hours of work and much skill by volunteers make the park’s creative gardening areas … Continue reading

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Two in a Row! More Pop-Up Fun on June 9

It was another sunny Saturday for the second Barnard Park pop-up with live music and loads of activities for kids. Our partner Barnard Adventure Playground offered its own special brand of fun. On the green, children were enchanted with Mr … Continue reading

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Summer Fun at June 2 Pop-Up

Great times in Barnard Park at the Pop-Up on Saturday, June 2. Three hundred visitors enjoyed the sunshine and free activities organised by the Friends of Barnard Park in partnership with the Adventure Playground. Mrs. H and the Sing-along Band … Continue reading

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What’s On at the Pop-Ups

It’s a great line-up for the Pop-Ups on Saturdays June 2 & June 9. Enjoy some old favourites and new attractions too. THIS Saturday children will be dancing in the aisles of the Adventure Playground amphitheatre with Mrs. H and … Continue reading

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2018 Barnard Park Pop-Ups June 2 and 9

  The two Barnard Park Pop-Up events this year will be on Saturday June 2 and 9 from 11am to 4pm. Save the date! We have a terrific line-up. It’s free fun. Attractions include a brass band, Mr Bubbles, Scruffs … Continue reading

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Back to Nature at the Adventure

Children from Thornhill School are learning gardening skills at the Adventure Playground in Barnard Park. Jo Murray from the Friends of Barnard Park is leading a group of young gardeners. Fourteen kids from Year 5 and 6 alternate weeks in … Continue reading

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Friends of Barnard Park AGM

The Friends of Barnard Park will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm on Thursday 15th March at Church on the Corner. The Church is located on the corner of Barnsbury Road and Copenhagen Street, opposite the Adventure Playground. The agenda will … Continue reading

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Park Planning Application Withdrawn

As you may already know Islington Council’s park department, Greenspace, decided on Friday to withdraw its planning application for proposed regeneration of Barnard Park. Sport England had objected to the park plan submitted, which led to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government “calling in” … Continue reading

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Adventure Playground Gets Major Spruce Up

The Adventure Playground received a serious dose of TLC from a volunteer work group from Lloyds Bank. Katie Walsh, the manager of the playground, had a long list of tasks for the group of 30 plus volunteers from Lloyds branches … Continue reading

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Barnard Park Volunteer Gardeners Take Gold

Barnard Park has received a gold award in the Best Community Park category in Islington in Bloom. Congratulations to our volunteer gardeners who put in hundreds of hours every year to make the park bloom. A gold award is a … Continue reading

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