What Our Supporters and Others Say About Us

“With 80% of London borough’s supporting Parks for London, it really does provide an invaluable source of relevant, informative, and reliable information and guidance for the management and development of London’s most valuable community asset – green spaces!”

Andrew Bedford, Head of Public Realm (Greenspace & Leisure), LB Islington, 2017

“….Parks for London provides the only network that brings together those that manage thousands of hectares of London’s most valuable greenspace. The ability to share our knowledge and learn from each others experiences is critical in utilising our limited resources effectively.”

Kevin Cook, Head of Neighbourhoods , LB Lambeth 2017

“I think that the Parks for London has been an extremely useful and beneficial development for the parks sector in London and has developed to become, in my view, the leading means of addressing open space issues on a cross-sector basis and an important means for tackling the development needs of the industry and the range of parks professionals employed within the Metropolis”.

Doug Napier, Greenspaces Manager, London Borough of Merton

“Parks for London has actively supported and aided the development of the London Green Spaces Friends Groups Network ……They produce invaluable green space information bulletins for Friends Groups and the Network, ……… Together we are encouraging…….. communication and cooperation among local Friends Groups …. with local authorities and other green space owners and managers.”

Dave Morris, Chair of the London Greenspaces Friends Groups Network.


The development of the Quality Manual has been an excellent example of the work that Parks for London undertakes – providing an improvement tool for supporters and the wider sector to develop and adapt to meet their own requirements.

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority


Parks for London has helped our organisation absorb and evolve through industry challenges, moreover it has positively provided information and guidance for us to develop innovation and new strategies for a common goal.

Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust