Parks and Green Spaces in the Heathrow Villages
The park is 260 acres of reclaimed land near Heathrow Airport, it contains meadows, rivers, lakes and ponds and has 70,000 newly planted trees and several miles of new paths and bridleways. The park is managed by British Airways.
A 'Green Flag' award winner in 2002 and every year since then. Cranford Country Park is a historic countryside park that was originally the grounds of Cranford House. Loads to do and see for young and old alike at the park including the historic stables and a packed diary of events - visit www.cranfordparkfriends.org for more information, history and recorded memories.
New volunteers are always needed and welcome - even just an hour at the weekend. Please contact Bob Barton via the website, Facebook, or Twitter.Hillingdon Improvement Project
LB Hillingdon has shown great faith in our group’s achievements by ring-fencing £25k to fund a Feasibility Study, the first step towards a Heritage Lottery Fund grant application. It has been declared a Hillingdon Improvement Project, for the buildings and park. Winning a Lottery grant will be a long and complicated job but success could mean wonderful enhancements, of benefit to the whole community. A Steering Group has been set up and the Friends are well represented on it. We hope you will be able to help us - more details in due course.
Harmondsworth Recreation Ground
A small park adjacent to Harmondsworth Primary School; access via School Road, Harmondsworth village.
Sipson Recreation Ground
This park contains Sipson Community Centre and otherwise is mostly laid out as football pitches. In summer the large edge borders are planted as wild meadow flowers.
Parking is available on site and vehicle access is via Sipson Way and foot access is also via Ashby Way.
Little Harlington Playing Fields
A 'Green Flag' award winner in 2008 and 2009; the site has been the borough's most used grass sporting facility since the late 1950's.
It is ten and a half acres mainly laid to grass, has 8 football pitches and 1 cricket table. The pitches are home to 19 football clubs and casual cricket bookings. The pitches are of a good standard. During the summer period this site is used for junior football coaching courses and tournaments. The main site building provides facilities for both sports men and women.
A shelter belt planting scheme has been established on the two sides of the site to provide wild life habitat and reduction in noise and pollution.
Access via Sipson Lane....