Greenwich

Rules of our parks and open spaces

What's allowed in our parks

Our parks have bylaws to let you know what you can and can't do. Below are some of the bylaws that apply to all our parks.

For more information, please contact parks@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

Barbecues and fires

You're not allowed to use a barbecue or have an open fire in any of the Royal Borough of Greenwich's parks and open spaces.

This protects our parks, heathland, woodland and local wildlife from the potential fire hazard and any related damage.

Busking

Busking isn't allowed without prior consent from the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome, however the following rules apply to all dog walkers:

  • a maximum of 4 dogs allowed per park user
  • you must clean up after your dog
  • dogs must be kept under control at all times and other park users need to be respected.

Events

Events are only allowed where permission has been granted. Find out more about how to apply to hold an event.

Fireworks

Fireworks aren't allowed without prior consent from the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Fly posting

Fly posting isn't allowed in our parks and open spaces. If you'd like to advertise something in one of our parks, then please contact the Parks team at parks@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

Horse riding

You're not allowed to ride horses in our parks without consent from the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Tents, marquees and other temporary structures

You're not allowed to erect any structure within our parks and open spaces without prior consent from the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Trading

You need permission from us to trade or sell goods in our parks and open spaces.

Vehicles, remote-controlled vehicles and drones

No motorised vehicles are allowed in our parks and open spaces without written permission from the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The only exception is mobility scooters.

Contact Parks and Open Spaces

For issues relating to council-managed parks and spaces. 24-hour emergency contact number: 020 8854 8888.

Oxleas Woods Centre,
Crown Woods Lane,
London SE18 3JA.

020 8856 0100

020 8319 1943