#GoParksLondon aims to encourage you to enjoy London’s parks, share with the world why you love your park, why parks matter to you, and get involved in your local park ‘Friends’ group. Think of it as Love Parks Week but all year round!

In particular we aim to:

  • Promote London’s huge diversity of parks, particularly the less-well-visited ones, and encourage both residents and visitors to get out and discover them
  • Raise awareness of the critical role ‘Friends’ groups play, promote their activities and events and encourage people to get involved.

Working to generate public support for parks helps us to protect them for future generations. London’s parks and greenspaces are under more pressure than ever so we need continuously to demonstrate why we must protect them.

Our parks provide an unparalleled range of opportunities for recreation, play and sport, health and well-being, attractive and safe travel routes, nature appreciation, education and heritage and community get-togethers.

They support eco-systems, helping with water management and air cooling.

They are crucial for our wildlife and biodiversity.

In London there are around 600 parks friends groups – groups of volunteers – getting together to protect, improve and bring communities together in, their local parks.

The London Friends of Greenspaces Network is growing fast. Parks Friends Groups advocate for improvements, new attractions or simply for the park’s continued care. They undertake voluntary action themselves in partnership with the council. They also organise events for people to enjoy their local space, promoting historical and ecological knowledge of the space and providing opportunities for the community to come together. They also play an important role in enabling people to capture the health benefits of parks.

#GoParksLondon is one of our contributions to London National Park City!

The Photo Competition

The competition has now ended. Thank you to everyone who took part!

You can find all the details and terms and conditions over on the Competition page.

#GoParksLondon is made possible with the support of City Bridge Trust and the Mayor of London

City Bridge Trust is the funding arm of Bridge House Estates. It was established to make use of funds surplus to bridge requirements and provides grants totalling around £20m per year towards charitable activity benefitting Greater London.

The Mayor of London is the executive of the Greater London Authority. The current mayor is Sadiq Khan, who took up office on 9 May 2016.

Contact Us

This website is currently in beta test phase and we are updating the site on a regular basis. We'd love to hear your comments and feedback.

If you have any comments on information provided for a specific park, please use the feedback link at the bottom of that park's page. If you are associated with a park and want to provide information for the park please take a look at the process described on Join In.

Email us at GoParks@cprelondon.org.uk or contact us on social media

The Big Green London Map Consortium

The Big Green London map consortium comprises: CPRE London, London Friends of Green Spaces Network, Greenspace Information for Greater London, Revolution Consultancy and Design; and National Park City Foundation.

CPRE London is a regional branch of the national environmental charity, Campaign to Protect Rural England. The CPRE London branch campaigns to save Green Belt, Metropolitan Open Land and other green spaces within Greater London, and to make our capital city a better place to live for everyone.

@CPRELondon

Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC (GiGL) is the capital’s environmental records centre – we mobilise, curate and share data that underpin our knowledge of London’s natural environment. We enable our stakeholders to make informed decisions in policy and practice.

@iGiGL

London Friends of Greenspaces Network (LFGN) are the network for the 600+ local Friends Groups and borough-wide Friends Forums for public green spaces across London. We share information, good practices and work to ensure parks and green spaces are adequately resourced. We also actively promote the development of strong Friends Forums for every London borough.

@LDNGreenspaces

Having successfully campaigned to make London a National Park City, the National Park City Foundation is a registered charity established to bring the idea of National Park Cities to life both in London and internationally.

@NatParkCityFdn & @LondonNPC

The London Parks & Gardens Trust is a registered charity, affiliated to the national Gardens Trust, that champions all of London's historic green space in the planning process based on knowledge which we cultivate through extensive research by volunteers and capture in our Inventory, made available to the public through London Gardens Online. We also celebrate the beauty, horticulture, history, ecology and value of green space, including through our main fundraising event Open Garden Squares Weekend.

@LDNGardensTrust

The consortium's digital and geospatial solutions partner, providing community and map-driven solutions delivered through their Forward Movement Platform, enabling smarter and more engaging interactions.

revolutionconsultancy.co.uk

Data, Copyrights and Acknowledgements

Map contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2020.

Map contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right 2020.

Map contains data © MapBox, © OpenStreetMap contributors.

GiGL park and open space content and associated images are © 2020 GiGL CIC, all rights reserved. All have been expressly agreed for usage on this website.

Icons made by Freepik, Vignesh Oviyan and Smashicons from www.flaticon.com are licensed by CC 3.0 BY

All code © Revolution Consultancy Ltd.

All other park and open space information is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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This website is currently in beta test phase and we are updating the site on a regular basis.

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