Welcome to Cannizaro Park!

Cannizaro is a much loved and popular Grade II* listed park just off West Side on Wimbledon Common, within the London Borough of Merton. The park has a long history, including a period as part of the Duke of Cannizaro’s Estate and its transition to a public park when Merton Borough Council adopted it in 1949. Its Grade II* status is due to the historic landscape features and the superb trees and shrubs, which are attractive to both horticulturalists and gardeners as well as those who come for a walk, a picnic, or simply to enjoy the peace and quiet in the many secluded areas of the park.

The Friends of Cannizaro Park is a registered charity that works with Merton Council to maintain and enhance the park’s landscape and with park visitors through park events and information about the park through communication channels, including this website. If you would like to know more about the Friends, our aims, opportunities for volunteering, events, and how to support us, you’ll find this in the relevant sections of our website.

The main entrance to Cannizaro Park is on West Side Common, London SW19 4UE.

Opening Hours

All year
Monday-Friday08:00 AM – Dusk
Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays09:00 AM – Dusk
The toilets are open
In Winter10:30 AM – 03:00 PM
From Easter Till Mid October09:30 AM – 05:00 PM

During Spring and Summer, the coffee van is run by Hotel du Vin and is usually open for refreshments between 10:30 AM – 04:00 PM. In Winter, drinks and restaurant food are available in the hotel only.

Getting to the Park

Public Transport

Wimbledon Station (London Underground and British Rail) is a 20-minute walk away. There are usually taxis in the rank outside the station. The 93 bus stops just outside Wimbledon Village on the edge of the common, from where Cannizaro Park is an 8-10 minute walk across the common.


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


There are a small number of bike stands inside the main gates. Cycling is not permitted within the park.


Tree trail maps have been produced and are available to download. These include a Champions’ Trail, a Veterans’ Trail and Seasonal Trails.

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Park Regulations

  • Pick up after your dog
  • Keep your dog on the lead until after you reach the Aviary
  • Keep dogs under control at all times: max 4 dogs per person
  • Put litter in the bins provided
  • Park your bikes in the rack provided inside the Park gates, or walk them along the paths 
  • Don’t use the park as a toilet – especially against neighbours’ fences. There are public toilets available in the park, clearly signposted
  • Do not use drones in the park
  • Do not light fires or barbecues
  • No carving or graffiti allowed

Oak Processionary Moth is very destructive to our native oak trees – causing defoliation when there are high numbers of caterpillars. The population is extending its spread in South-West London generally. So please be careful when you visit the Park.

May is the time of year when the caterpillars of this invasive Moth are on the move. If you come across the caterpillars or their webbed nests please do not touch them and keep children and pets away.

The hairs of the caterpillars carry a toxin which can be a threat to human health, causing skin rashes, eye irritation and respiratory problems.

If you come across the caterpillars or their webbed nests please do not touch them and keep children and pets away. Report any sightings by email to: [email protected].