Be a friend of your local park

Do you want to be involved in improving your local park?

'Friends of park' groups work with the Royal Borough of Greenwich's Parks team to create better open spaces. Each group helps care for a specific park or green space in Royal Greenwich.

Through the partnership, park users get a greater say in what goes on in their local parks. All residents are welcome to join a 'friends' group - or help to set up one.

Help with funding

We will advise your group on how to adopt a constitution and set up a committee.

This will enable you to seek funds from various sources, such as:

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • London Community Foundation

Your group may even be able to get funding from organisations that do not take bids from local authorities.

If your group needs help with grant applications, we can also help.

Greenwich Parks Friends Forum

The Greenwich Parks Friends Forum enables the various parks friends groups to share information. All groups in the Royal Borough can join.

Find out more about the forum (Greenwich Parks Friends Forum website)

Further information

If you would like to know more about 'friends of park' groups and how you can set up one, please call the Parks and Open Spaces Department.

Find your local park

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