Welcome



Welcome to our website!  The Friends of Greenwich Park hope that this will help you, your friends and family, get the most out of visiting this remarkable place. We aim to:

  • keep you up-to-date with news and events
  • tell you all about the Park
  • describe the wildlife to be found here
  • point out interesting features for children
  • tell you more about us and how to join - just £5 per year for the family

     

Latest news

Toilet charging in the Royal Parks
20 October 2014

 

Like many organisations operating in the public sector, The Royal Parks has faced some substantial and very challenging cuts to the money it receives from central Government.

Nature Trail Dig-In Date changed

7 October 2014

The date of the next Dig-In has been changed to 24th October.

Nature Trail Dig-In cancelled

26 August 2014

There is no Dig-In on Friday 29th August.

Coming events

Friday 24 October 2014 - 9.30 am
Saturday 25 October 2014 - 1pm to 4pm
Sunday 26 October 2014 - 8.30 am
Friday 28 November 2014 - 9.30 am
Saturday 29 November 2014 - 1pm to 3pm

Greenwich is the oldest of London's Royal Parks and was famously the hunting and pleasure grounds for Henry VIII's favourite royal palace. Seventy three hectares (183 acres), the park stretches from the level plateau of gravel and sands of Blackheath in the south, then drops some 30 metres (nearly 100ft) before levelling out on the north side towards the Thames.

Opened to the public by George IV in 1830, the park is enjoyed today by thousands of visitors at all times of the year. They come to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, the historic avenues and formal parkland, to play sports and picnic, to watch the deer and other wildlife, and to appreciate the views over London and the Thames.

Greenwich Park is the centrepiece of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and the setting for the internationally important National Maritime Museum and historic buildings including Wren’s Flamsteed House and Inigo Jones’ 17th century masterpiece, the Queen’s House.

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