Visiting Cannizaro Park

The main entrance to Cannizaro Park is on Westside Common, London SW19 4UE

The park is open Monday-Friday 8am - Dusk, and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am - Dusk, all year.

Wimbledon Station (London Underground and British Rail) is a 20 minute walk away.

The 93 Bus stop just outside Wimbledon Village on the edge of the common from where Cannizaro Park is a 8-10 minute walk across the common.

Car parking is very limited - although there are some pay and display bays on The Causeway.


GUIDES TO CANNIZARO PARK

Cannizaro Park is a haven for a large variety of the native British fauna, mammals and birds. Chris Mountford, Trustee of Cannizaro Park, has compiled three guides to view as you walk around the park.

If you are downloading these on a mobile, please note that each guide is about 1Mb in size.


THE AVIARY

 

The Aviary, which is a very popular attraction in the Park, especially with children, was built in 1976 in a Gothic style and was looked after by the London Borough of Merton until 2008. After that time the care of the Aviary and its birds passed to The Friends of Cannizaro Park. It is now the only remaining aviary in London of this type. In 2018 we were able to install heating in the Aviary, thanks to a generous donation and the superb work of several Volunteers.

There are no wild birds in the Aviary. They have all been bred in captivity over many generations and would not survive outside as they are unable to find seeds and would be prey to other birds such as magpies and parakeets. The birds here have been selected as most are decreasing in their natural habitats. Among the current residents are Java Sparrows, Canaries, Diamond Finches, Budgies, Quails and Diamond Doves. All the birds are fed and watered daily by our team of avian Volunteers and given donations of fruit and vegetables from visitors too. If you have any spare we would love to have it. Salad leaves, corn, cucumber and apples are their favourites. Just leave in the bag on the back of the Aviary. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

Donate

We really hope you have enjoyed your visit to Cannizaro Park. The Friends of Cannizaro Park are a charity who rely on donations. Visit our Donate Page to find out more.

Cannizaro Park Wimbledon London
Cannizaro Park Wimbledon London
Cannizaro Park Wimbledon London
Cannizaro Park Wimbledon London

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