Directory: Parks, gardens and open spaces: Maryon Wilson Park
|Title||Maryon Wilson Park|
|Summary||Part of the former Maryon Wilson family estate, this beautifully landscaped park contains both informal open grassland and woodlands - all in a valley setting. Maryon Wilson Park has an animal park with ducks, geese, chickens, goats, pigs, and even a deer enclosure. |
|Address||Thorntree Road |
|Highlights||The tours at Maryon Wilson animal park take under two hours and give children the opportunity to feed, stroke and handle the animals. Free public tours are led by the Park Ranger Service. The tours take place during school holidays on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. At other times of the year, public tours are available on Wednesday only. Children must be accompanied by adults. |
Interested individuals should meet at 1.30pm at the deer pen. There is a limit of 50 people for each tour, with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Private group tours: Except during school holidays, schools, youth groups and other organisations can arrange for private tours for groups of 12 to 50 people by contacting the Park Ranger Service.
|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.|
|Sports and play areas||Maryon Wilson Park is part of the Green Chain Walk|
|Telephone||020 8921 6885|
|Further information||Read important information about staying safe in Maryon Wilson Park: http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/downloads/file/1562/stay_safe_at_maryon_wilson_animal_park|
|Park friends group information||Friends of Maryon and Maryon Wilson Parks |
Secretary: Gulle Stubbs. Email: FriendsofMaryonParks@gmail.com
Telephone: 075 9929 9934
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