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Coronavirus: new government instructions on parks and open spaces

The City of London Corporation is maintaining public access to its green spaces for residents needing exercise and fresh air, benefitting physical and mental wellbeing. However, most of our public facilities are closed in line with the Government instructions on COVID-19; these include our:

  • toilets
  • café
  • farm
  • playground

In order to enjoy our parks and open spaces we request you:

  • maintain social distancing and keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times
  • please refrain from cycling at all in the Park
  • do not try to use the playgrounds, sports pitches, toilets, gyms, car parks and other public facilities that are closed
  • stay local and use open spaces near to your home for exercise and do not travel unnecessarily
  • please take all your litter and your dog waste home to dispose of
  • keep your dog under control, preferably on a lead, at all times keep your dog under control - preferably on a lead - at all times

The Corporation is constantly monitoring the circumstances across its green spaces during this national emergency. If social distancing advise, unnecessary travel are other rules are not being followed, we may have to close gated parks and green spaces.

For latest information, please visit the government advice to accessing green spaces.

Early closure

The park will be closing at 7pm until further notice to reduce pressure on our staff. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Oak Processionary Moth

Oak Processionary Moth has been identified as having potential to be found within Queen's Park, and the species' caterpillars represent a hazard to visitors as their hairs cause severe rashes.

These caterpillars are most active in spring and summer and are found almost exclusively in oak trees. They are best recognised by their long hairs, tendency to move together in nose-to-tail processions, and the trails of white webbing they leave in trees.

It is important for the public, and their pets, not to touch or approach any nests or caterpillars and, if found, to alert Heath staff on 020 7332 3322 and to then alert the Forestry Commission.

For more information on Oak Processionary Moth, please visit our dedicated page on Oak Processionary Moth.

Published:
13 March 2012
Last Modified:
01 June 2020

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