PondLife – July 11th and 31st, 2021

Two dates involving repairing the pond stone edging close to the path. Raw materials were sourced from the bottom of the pond and behind the shed. Lots of old-fashioned tools including spades, barrows, trowels, cold chisels and hammers and much practice at mortar-mixing for young and old. A few lucky people were allowed to wear…

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Work Day and Big Lunch: June 6, 2021

Our latest Work Day was followed by a most enjoyable but appropriately distanced Big(ish) Lunch on the grassy slopes of your local Recreational Park. With freshly mown grass, abundant blossom, water lilies and a new brood of moor-chicks, our green surroundings were a beautiful complement to a warm and sunny day. As a fair bit…

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Nice weather for ducks…

The Rec pond this weekend All the recent hard work by Derek, Gary, Dom, Andy and Chris to install a new grill with a partial barrier on the pond outflow has kept the water level high and, with the added help of this weekend’s rain, there’s plenty for the ducks to explore… and the berries…

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The Rec in June

A further selection of photos from late May and early June showing the Rec at its luxurious and bountiful best, including Mick’s picture of a baby nuthatch awaiting breakfast.

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Rec Life during Lockdown

April… Confined to barracks though some of us might be, our little Rec is quietly getting on with things. Surrounded by increasingly luxuriant vegetation and cooling water, frogs, toads, newts, crows, moorhen, mallards, canada geese, woodpeckers, squirrels, foxes and many other local residents are doing what has to be done at this time of year.…

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The Rec in Winter

The recent snow at the end of February gives us an excuse to post these pictures, taken at the last whiteout towards the beginning of December 2017.      

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2018 events in Enfield’s parks and green spaces

Happy New Year to all Friends of Conway Rec – neighbours, volunteers, partners and supporters. If you fancy walking off any hints of over-indulgence, here’s an update on what’s happening in our local parks. Why not take the air? We look forward to another year of growth and improvement in Conway Rec. If you’d like…

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Work Day report, June 5, 2017

Once again the sun smiled on our forks, spades, knee-pads and bald spots. We were a select bunch this morning, with several of our workers having a range of other half-term commitments, but we still managed to get lots done. Massive thanks, as always to the sterling efforts of John and five Enfield Conservation Volunteers,…

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Big Lunch: coming soon to a park (very) near you

A lovely date for your diary – this year’s Big Lunch in Conway Rec takes place on Sunday, June 18. Join friends and neighbours for a picnic in the Rec during Southgate Civic Week. Sit on the grass, view the pond, spot birds, bees, plants and butterflies and enjoy: lunch any time from 12.30pm entertainment…

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2017 events in Enfield’s parks and green spaces

As someone who appreciates your local green space, we thought you might be interested in this official list of events taking place in Enfield’s parks over 2017. From dog training to Easter Egg hunts to the Jane Austen weekend at Forty Hall, there’s a wide range of things to get involved in, all on your…

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