King George’s Park, opened in 1923 by King George V himself, covers 55 acres, running north to south from Wandsworth town centre to Earlsfield. The River Wandle forms part of its eastern boundary. It’s only 5 minutes from the Southside Shopping Centre, perfect to pick up all those picnic essentials.
Most of it is grassland, but there are formal flower beds, a lake, a lime tree avenue, a heather garden and rockery as well as a beautifully laid out rose garden with a pergola.
King George’s is made for families and sporty people, with tennis courts, games pitches, trim trails, three children’s play areas and a bowling green amongst the facilities.
The park is an important wildlife corridor, native trees providing shelter and foraging for birds and small mammals. The lake is rich in aquatic wildlife, both flora and fauna.
The Wandle Trail runs through the park — a great opportunity for a good long walk or cycle ride.
Discover the park
- King George's Park
- OS Grid Ref:
- TQ 25553 74090
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Discover King George's Park
King George’s Park used to be called Southfields Park and was laid out by Percy Cane, English garden designer and writer. It was opened in 1923 by who else but King George V.
A road called Foster’s Way crosses the south of the park, named after Corporal Edward Foster of the 13th Battalion (Wandsworth) of the East Surrey Regiment, who was awarded the VC in 1917. After this, he was employed as a dustman by Wandsworth Council. In recognition of his gallantry, he was promoted to Dusting Inspector.
A lido — Wandsworth Open Air Pool — was built in 1938 but sadly it went the way of many open air swimming pools, closing in 1993.
Facilities & access
- Adventure playground
- Bowling green
- 3 Children's play area
- Trim trails
- Formal and ornamental gardens
- Leisure centre
- Skateboard park
- Outdoor Gym
- Sports pitches
- Tennis Courts