Junior Park Run Update

Happy New Year! Unfortunately we have been informed that Junior Park Run will not launch this Sunday. This is mainly due to changes in personnel at Park Run which meant we are unable to hold a pre-launch training event in good time. We have received all equipment and volunteers are in place. The new launch …


Proposal for new outdoor games pitch in Queen’s Park

Westminster City Council are considering a planning proposal to add a new community use sports pitch to Wilberforce Primary School.Developing this pitch at Wilberforce Primary School will create a new locals pace for activity, to help tackle the rising levels of obesity and inactivity which we have identified as a concern in this part of …


Paddington Rec junior parkrun – weekly free 2k timed run for juniors

It is only for juniors – if you’re not a junior, how about trying one of the weekly Saturday parkrun events? What is Paddington Rec junior parkrun? It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead. When is …


Active Westminster Award winners bowled over at Lord’s

People who change lives through dedication and contribution to physical activity, leisure and sport were recognised at the 2018 Active Westminster Awards on Friday (7 December). Athletics coach Simon Lloyd, who suffered serious injuries in a car crash in 1997, is a volunteer who works with children – some of whom have disabilities – and …


London’s 1st Free Gym

New year new you ? Don’t wait till the new year to start new goals , start this Sunday! Jubilee Hall is now open FREE OF CHARGE to everyone every Sunday from 10am-5pm. Free access every Sunday , join for free now! To join go to and select the SUNDAY ONLY option.


Upgrade to the playground at Paddington Recreation Ground

Earlier this year we asked you  what you thought of the playground at Paddington Recreation Ground.

You told us we needed to incorporate a more natural feel to the space, and feature new equipment that offered more inclusive, creative and adventurous play. We have used included this feedback into plans to upgrade the playground and we are really excited to begin the transformation.

These improvements will take place between 8th December to spring 2019 and we anticipate that disruption will be minimal. During this time, the playground area will be completely out of use and hoardings will be installed around the perimeter of the playground. There will also be no access through the path next to the playground to the smaller football pitches. The café and other facilities will be fully operational as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Alternative play areas in our parks can be searched using this website:

We will continue to keep you updated as the works continue into the New Year. If you have any additional questions, please email the Physical Activity Leisure and Sports team at [email protected].

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