Ealing Park Foundation are showcasing different parks from the Borough of Ealing each month, providing the parks history, attractions, and flora. This month Jubilee park in Southall was chosen.
Ealing Parks Foundation
Ealing Parks Foundation (EPF) is a charitable organisation and initially sponsored by the Parks Department of Ealing Council.
Now well established, it is an independent organisation, with trustees from the local community, working with local communities and groups to support and enhance the Borough’s parks and green spaces.
The Borough of Ealing’s 7 towns (Ealing, Acton, Hanwell, Greenford, Northolt, Perivale and Southall) boast an impressive 140 plus parks and green spaces. Twenty-three of the Borough’s parks currently have Green Flag awards!
Ealing Parks Foundation was set up in 2020, and is looking for friends to support them. You can find out more here.
The Foundation’s Objectives are:
- Enhance the community by supporting parks and green spaces and allowing them to thrive
- Realise the full potential of Ealing’s parks and green spaces for everyone to enjoy
- Contribute towards maintaining an excellent quality and appropriate quantity of parks and green spaces
- Ensure that parks and green spaces have a positive influence on well-being
- Promote activities that engage and empower local communities to actively care for their parks and green spaces
- Create and promote opportunities for learning, participating and volunteering, through innovative schemes
- Protect and enhance wildlife, heritage and biodiversity
- Celebrate our parks and green spaces
Ealing Park Foundation showcasing different parks from the Borough of Ealing each month, providing a discussion of their history, attractions, and flora. Previous entries are listed here. You can find our more about Ealing Borough’s green spaces here at GoPark.
Jubilee Park Southall –
Somerset Road, Southall, UB1 2TL
Walking through the original gates Jubilee Park has a feeling of the original with some formal gardens on either side and a central path leading to a shelter with seats. It is 5 hectares in size.
There are stands of silver birch trees, a variety of established trees and Jubilee Park Orchard where volunteers, along with Ealing Council’s Park Rangers, helped plant more trees and fruiting hedges in 2018. These are now reasonably mature – looking somewhat untended – but fruiting! They include 18 varieties of Apple, five varieties of Plum and two varieties of Nuts. Additionally there is Common Dogwood, Thorn, Blackthorn, Chokeberry, Honeysuckle, Blackcurrant, Redcurrant, Whitecurrant, Gooseberry and Raspberry.
The park has a variety of outdoor gym equipment in different areas and a central MUGA/basketball area. There are wide green spaces to run and have fun for adults and children alike and shady areas to sit and picnic or relax on the grass.
Last year Voice of Women (VoW) had a fundraising campaign to establish dance and exercise for women in the Park. The Park has a play area with mainly climbing frames and boasts a reasonable size zipwire. This is a calm and open space, with some beautiful trees – a fun play and zipwire area, picnicking space, under cover seating area, a good selection of different pieces of outdoor exercise equipment throughout the Park.