Managing Wimbledon Park, and planning for its future, is complicated by the fact that the land is owned by three different organisations.
FOWP was created to provide a friendly forum where the various owners, local people and user groups can share views about the park and its facilities, and take a more ‘joined up’ approach to decision-making about its future.
- Merton Council owns the public park and the lake.
- The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) owns the golf course land, which was leased to Wimbledon Park Golf Club, but the lease has now been acquired by AELTC.
- The Wimbledon Club owns and occupies land on the west side of the lake.
Wimbledon Park – Nature
Dr. David Dawson is an environmental scientist who advises Friends of Wimbledon Park on may matters, including our conservation management plan.
See Dr. Dawson’s blog page for more detailed scientific information.
[i] Dr Dave Dawson obtained two 1:10 000 ordnance survey maps with contours overprinted in red on the abolition of the Greater London Council in 1986. The date of these is uncertain, as the captions had been trimmed off but, as they show Park House Middle School, they postdate 1972.