Wormholt Park


Wormholt Park

Wormholt Park offers a range of activities such as basketball and tennis.

The local Friends of Wormholt Park are the driving force behind plans for transformation and regular organised activities.

Transport links

Nearest tube: Shepherds Bush Market (Hammersmith & City Line) or White City (Central Line)

Buses: 283

Walking directions

From Shepherds Bush Market tube station turn right heading west on Uxbridge Road. At the junction of Bloemfontein Road turn right and walk for a short while to reach Park View medical centre with a park entrance on your left.

From White City tube station turn right heading towards the traffic lights on Wood Lane. At the traffic lights turn left and follow South Africa Road to the end where it meets Bloemfontein Road. Turn right and walk a very short distance to Park View medical centre with a park entrance on your left.

Park entrances are accessed via Bloemfontein Road, Sawley Road and Bryony Road.

Facilities

  • play area for 0-5 year olds
  • games and basketball court
  • tennis courts with free play (2)

History

Wormholt Park opened on 27 June 1911. An open air lido opened next to it in 1923, a bandstand was built in 1931 and a bowling green was opened in 1936. During the Second World War the park was dug up and turned into allotments and shelter trenches.

Post-war the park became a community hub with school sports days, grand Bank Holiday events and a giant tented theatre. During the 1980s the neighbouring swimming pool and bowling green closed and the area was in need of some regeneration. In 2009 a group of residents came together to initiate new plans for the park and the area was uplifted. In 2011 the group became the Friends of Wormholt Park.

Friends of Wormholt Park

Friends of Wormholt Park website

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