Harrow Recreation Ground Users Association

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Harrow Recreation Ground

Harrow Recreation Ground opened in 1885, the land purchased as a result of fund-raising initiated by one of the Masters at Harrow School. Laid out with facilities for sports clubs and 4 areas for public recreation, the park has long been associated with Harrow St Mary's Sports Club and Harrow Bowls Club, the latter founded in 1902. Original wrought iron gates are found at a number of entrances.

Harrow Recreation Ground is located near to the centre of Harrow with entrances from Cunningham Park, Beresford Road, Roxborough Road, Pinner Road and Hindes Road. Car parking is available at the Roxborough Road entrance. Facilities in the park includes football pitches, cricket squares, bowling green, children's play area, basketball court, tennis courts and a sensory garden.

Harrow Recreation Ground Users Association

The Harrow Recreation Ground Users Association is a voluntary group of users of the park who organise free events in the Harrow 'Rec' about ten times a year.

The Association also acts when needed as a support and lobbying group on behalf of park users, and we aim to work in partnership with other park users and Harrow Council to make sure that the facilities in the park can be enjoyed by all.

Cuts in funding to local authorities leads to cuts in the budgets for parks and open spaces. Groups such as Harrow Recreation Ground Users Association work together with Harrow Council to ensure that our beloved parks continue to be well maintained. This ensures that our parks continue to be pleasant environments for all to visit, and remain a vital part of our community.

Read our Winter 2018 Newsletter here.


Becoming a member of HRUA means you can:

Make a difference: Contribute to our events and be part of a lobbying group that represent users of the beloved Harrow Rec.

Have a say: Give valuable input on the use of and improvments to Harrow Rec.

Be in the know: Receive 3 newsletters each year with local stories and news about the Harrow Rec.

Have fun: Share in the free events in the Harrow Rec organised by HRUA for all to enjoy.

How much does it cost?

The subscription is £5 per household per year and we invite donations. The money we receive is used to pay for the bands and other expenses, for printing the Harrow Rec Newsletter and for improvements to the park.

Click on this link for our membership application form and details of how to join us.


MARCH 2018

Mayoral Tree Planting Monday 26th March 2:45pm.

The Mayor of Harrow will plant her Mayoral tree.

APRIL 2018

Spring Bug Hunt Sunday 22nd April 10:30am - 12:30pm.

MAY 2018

Spring Tree Walk Sunday 6th May 10:30am - 12:30pm.

Kites and Bikes Sunday 20th May 2:30pm - 5pm.

JUNE 2018

Harrow Concert Band Sunday 3rd June 2:30pm - 4:30pm.

JULY 2018

Afternoon Tea and Dog Show Sunday 1st July 2:30pm - 5pm.

Asian Dance and Music Show Sunday 15th July 2:30pm - 5pm.

This event was a great success and you can find a full report here.


Portobello Jazz Band Sunday 5th August 2:00 to 4:30pm
Story Telling in the Park Tuesday 28th August 2:30 to 3:30pm


Family Fun Day and Harrow Concert Band Sunday 2nd September 2:00 to 5:00pm

Jazz in the Park: Bob Dwyer Sunday 23rd September 2:30 to 4:30pm


Autumn Tree Walk and Bug Hunt Sunday 14th October 10:30am to 12pm


Tree Dressing and Annual Meeting Sunday 2nd December 2:00 to 4:30pm
Story Telling in the Park Friday 28th December 2:30 to 3:30pm


Our Parks Bootcamp Tuesdays 10 to 11am in basketball court

£49 per year, suitable for all ages.

See ourparks.org.uk for more details or email j.galbraith@ucl.ac.uk.
Free Tai Chi, teacher Mr Zhijun Wang Fridays 9:30am to 10:30am on the Basketball Court.

For more info visit True Health Taiji's facebook page

You can also watch True Health Taiji's youtube video here
Free Parkrun Saturdays at 9am meet at St Mary's Pavillion For more info visit parkrun.org.uk/harrow

Harrow Bowls Club For more info visit harrowbowlsclub.co.uk

Harrow St Mary's Youth Football Club For more info visit their facebook page

3-Bridges Cricket Club For more info visit ealing3bridges.hitscricket.com


Membership and Further Information

Mic Sayer telephone: 020 8427 2448

Jane Galbraith email: j.galbraith@ucl.ac.uk

Lost and Found

Be it wallets, chains or keys, bicycles or books,
whatever you've lost or found
in Harrow Recreation Ground
please contact Karen Brookes

Email: karenlbrookes@hotmail.co.uk
Mobile: 07889 861196