Welcome to the website of Friends of Oaks Park

Welcome to the website of Friends of Oaks Park

Welcome to the website of Friends of Oaks ParkWelcome to the website of Friends of Oaks Park

Coronavirus: Oaks Park and Advice from Sutton Council

Easter Weekend:

The Woodmansterne Road entrance and the car park all be closed over the Easter weekend.

The park is open to pedestrians however.


We regret that the café has had to close for the time being. 

This also means that unfortunately the toilets are not available for use either, because there are no staff available to keep them clean or ensure that government guidelines are being observed. They will re-open as soon as the café resumes business.


Tha park remains open however, so please come and enjoy your daily walk, and the spring flowers and blossom, which are very beautiful.


Please follow the guidance when using Sutton’s parks:

Do:
✔️ Walk your dog
✔️ Go for a jog
✔️ Enjoy some fresh air and pleasant surroundings
✔️ Maintain at least 2 metres between you and other people at all times.

Don’t:
❌ Sit in groups
❌ Let children play together in groups
❌ Let children use play equipment - the playgrounds are now closed (the virus spreads via surfaces as well)
❌ Use the outdoor gyms
❌ Take part in group sports (football, cricket, basketball etc.)

Please keep yourself and others safe.

Features of the Park:

  • Recently refurbished café and toilets including disabled toilets, open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm (4pm in winter),  Tel. 020 8661 0678. 
  • Dog free, picnic and natural play area.
  • Approximately 34 hectares (83 acres) with a mixture of landscapes including:
  • Well stocked formal gardens;
  • Natural chalk meadows;
  • Well stocked woodlands regenerated from the devastation of the 1987 storm;
  • Informal parklands;
  • Sutton Countryside Walk and Oaks Park Nature Trail are based in the park.
  • Section 6 of the London Loop passes through the park.
  • Cycle path alongside the track from Woodmansterne Rd to the Pegasus crossing on Croydon Lane (A2022) 
  • A vibrant artists community with studios in the Old Stable Block.
  • Camp site available for hire by youth groups such as schools, scouts and guides etc during the summer.  Telephone 020 8770 5070.  
  • Horse Rides.  Around the perimeter of the park is a network of horse rides, which were established in 1950 as a “permissive Bridle Paths.

Climate Change Emergency

Dog Owners and Grazing Sheep

Dog Owners and Grazing Sheep

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Sutton Council has declared a climate emergency. Urgent action is required to stop the worst effects of climate change on Sutton, and on the world. 

Everyone living, working or studying in Sutton is encouraged to have their say on how the borough can tackle climate change.

Drop-in events are being held across the borough from mid-February until the end of March. The events are listed here: www.sutton.gov.uk/climate. 

Please to take the time to visit the site, learn more about the Council's plans, and complete the survey to let them have your views. The deadline is 1st April.

You can take part by attending the events, or via social media (#ClimateActionSutton). 

For more information, please contact sustainability@sutton.gov.uk

Dog Owners and Grazing Sheep

Dog Owners and Grazing Sheep

Dog Owners and Grazing Sheep

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Sometimes there are sheep in the park, which graze the grass and fertilise it naturally. If you are a dog owner please read the important Notice. 

Newsletter 2019-20

Dog Owners and Grazing Sheep

Newsletter 2019-20

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Have a look at our latest newsletter

Orienteering

Orienteering

Newsletter 2019-20

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If you are interested in orienteering why not get out into the park on the 1.8km course. Go to the Mole Valley Orienteering Club website for more information and to download the map and instructions.

Artists

Orienteering

Artists

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The old stable block is home to a number of artists who are a big part of the life of the Park.