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.

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The Green Flag Award 2023

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

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Archives Collection

The Friends of Waterloo Park have catalogued newspaper articles, old documents, photographs, and other items about the park, and produced a website 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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Your Visit

Discover more about the park and plan your visit.

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Dyer's Garden

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
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Get Involved

The Friends of Waterloo Park always welcomes new members and you can be involved as much or as little as you like.

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