IN THE first of a series of blogs by the Friends of Victoria Park, Victoria Wood describes a Saturday afternoon Walk in the Park ...
Saturday afternoon,it’s sunny but a cool breeze is blowing.
I’m on my way to a meeting of the Friends down in the Pavilion, we get together once a month to talk about the Park.
I go into the Park by the skateboard area and am amazed by the skill of one young man doing cartwheels on his bike.
The other kids stop to watch,he’s good.
I continue through the Park, families are picnicking by the sand and waterplay area, enjoying the late summer sunshine.
Children of all ages are swarming up the Tower.
I reflect that we were concerned about it’s height when the Play Area was built, three years ago but that's no problem for these children.
Under the Bridge and into the Old Park.
The Kiosk is selling more tea today,than ice cream, it’s definitely cooler.
They make a good cuppa at the Kiosk.
There’s a couple up on the Coronation Bridge,having their Wedding photographs taken.
She looks like a swan in her billowing white dress.
I nip into the Conservatory,looking for the Ranger.
There’s a group of French tourists admiring the plants and the pond.#
Bonjour to them.
And so to my meeting, on a typical day in Victoria Park.
To see minutes from the regular meetings of the Friends of Victoria Park visit their website here.