Get Involved


Parks for London connects London’s green space community together. See how you can get involved.


Join a network

Parks for London works closely with the London Friends of Greenspaces Network (LFGN), who bring friends groups together every 2-3 months for meetings at City Hall.  The meetings are chaired by Dave Morris (Chair of Haringey’s Friends Forum) and provide an opportunity for parks friends groups to network, discuss common issues and find solutions.  All parks groups are welcome to attend, please see our home page for dates of future meetings.  We would encourage all friends groups to sign up to the LFGN newsletter, which you can do via their website and be kept up to date with the latest news and events for parks groups.

The National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces is a UK network of area-wide forums. It exists to promote, protect and improve the UK’s parks and green spaces by linking all Friends groups, User Forums and networks throughout the country.  Visit the NFPGS website for more information.


Funding opportunities to finance your work or campaign

Click here for the latest opportunities.


Take part in a consultation

Take park in consultations about how parks are managed and run. You can find the latest consultations here.


Sign a petition

To speak up for London’s parks and green spaces, you view petitions page here.


Campaigns

Find the latest parks and green spaces campaigns here.


Set up a Friends of Parks Group or join a local group

If you are interested in setting up a parks friends group please see this publication or if you would like to talk to us about being put in touch with an existing group then click here.


Resources

Protect your local green space by campaigning for its future.

The following publications will help you succeed:

How to run a successful community campaign to save your open space Click here to download

Planning toolkit for London’s parks and green infrastructure Click here to download

Friends of Groups and case studies: Approaching your green space campaign Click here to download

The Gardens Trust has published a guidance leaflet to explain the place of historic designed landscapes in the planning system, the importance of assessing significance, the statutory consultation obligations, and the role of the Gardens Trust and the County Gardens Trusts. The leaflet is intended primarily to help local planning authorities, but is freely available to all.

The planning system in England and the Protection of Historic Parks and Gardens Click here to access the link