Welcome to Waterloo Park, a safe place for everyone to relax, play, walk, meet friends or just sit quietly. We would love you to visit it. The park is a beautiful Grade II listed green space on the outskirts of Norwich. It is one of four parks designed by Captain Arnold Edward Sandys-Winsch and it opened in its present form on the 25th April 1933.
The survey of users of Waterloo Park has now been closed. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and shared their views with us. 500 interviews were carried out in the park and over 250 other people completed it online. We will be reporting back on the results later in the year.
We are delighted to have once again been awarded the Green Flag Award.
The Award reflects the high standards of maintenance by Norwich City Council to keep Waterloo Park looking as good as it does, and also the involvement of the Friends of Waterloo Park, and other partner organisations who help to keep it tidy, attractive-looking and well used. Find out more about the Green Flag Award here
The Friends of Waterloo Park are in the process of cataloguing newspaper articles, old documents, photographs, and other items about the park, and this website is being produced to allow many of the items to be accessed online. Documents relating to Waterloo Park date back to the 1890s, when the park was first proposed as a much-needed open space for the city of Norwich.
Ever since the idea of a large park for North Norwich was first raised in the 1890s, newspaper articles about Waterloo Park have appeared regularly in the local press.
The Friends have a growing collection of photographs taken since we were formed in 2017. The website is in the process of providing access to these photographs, as well as links to images from other historic collections such as the Norfolk Record Office and the collection built up by George Plunkett from 1931 to 2006.
You can view archives here: The Archives of Waterloo Park, Norwich
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In recent years there has been a growing interest in reviving the art of natural dyeing from plants. More information on our dyer's garden here.More Information
The Friends of Waterloo Park always welcomes new members and you can be involved as much or as little as you like.Get involved