Directory: Parks, gardens and open spaces: Maryon Park
|Summary||Maryon Park is one of Greenwich's Green Flag Award-winning sites. |
Formerly a quarry, it was once part of the estate of the Maryon Wilson family, former Lords of the Manor of Charlton. This large, hilly wooded site overlooks the Thames with the Green Chain Walk running through it.
It has a children's playground, basketball court and hard-surface tennis courts.
Park users have created a community food growing area on what used to be a small nursery.
|Address||Maryon Road, |
|Local Nature Reserve||Maryon Wilson Park, combined with an area within Maryon Park known as Gilbert's Pit, was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2005.|
|Awards||Maryon Park retained Green Flag status for 2015 to 2016. It was first awarded the Green Flag in 2013. |
Learn more about Green Flag parks in Royal Borough of Greenwich on http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/greenflag
|Sports and play areas||Hard court tennis, basketball, children's playground for all ages. Maryon Park is also part of the Green Chain Walk.|
|Telephone||020 8921 6885|
|Access information||Disabled access information about Maryon Park is available on Disabled Go: http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/royal-borough-of-greenwich/maryon-park|
|Further information||Maryon Park featured in a famous film, Blow-Up, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Released in 1966, the film, a surreal murder mystery set in swinging London, starred David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle and Jane Birkin. |
Local volunteers have worked to convert an overgrown plot of land (previously the site of council greenhouses) into allotments for a community food growing project. Find out more on the Friends of Maryon Parks website.
|Park friends group information||Friends of Maryon and Maryon Wilson Parks |
Secretary: Gulle Stubbs
Telephone: 07599 299 934
The group meets roughly every other month, often at members' houses. New members are welcome.
List of all park 'friends' groups: http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/parkfriendslist
|Friends of Park website||http://www.friendsofmaryonparks.org/|