Closure of Wimbledon and Putney Commons Car Parks

Update 24th March  - Closure of Wimbledon and Putney Commons Car Parks from 7.00pm, Tuesday 24th March

Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators are very much aware that during this extraordinary period, the ability to get out and spend even a short time in the spring sunshine is vital for health and well-being.  This past weekend unfortunately saw the Commons, as with many other open spaces across the country, awash with visitors not all of whom adhered to the social distancing guidelines to keep two metres apart.

Following the Government’s statement on 23rd March asking people to restrict their movements, and in keeping with other open spaces such as Richmond Park and the National Trust, the Conservators have taken the difficult decision to close all the car parks on Wimbledon and Putney Commons from 7:00pm on Tuesday 24th March 2020.

This applies to the Windmill, Springwell and Telegraph car parks. The REMPF Car Park is already closed.

The aim of this closure, again in line with government guidelines, is to restrict the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging only the local use of open spaces and to enable visitors to better achieve social distancing. 

WPCC are currently in discussion with Merton Council and Parkside Hospital (which is now being used by the NHS) regarding parking for key workers.

The public toilets at the Windmill Car Park and REMPF pavilion will also be closed although the disabled toilet will still be accessible to those with a Radar key. 

All golf play has now been suspended, but the course is being maintained.  Visitors are asked to still be mindful of this and respect the work of the Greenkeepers.