Greenwich Park Revealed Project

Greenwich is the most historic Royal Park, dating back to the Roman Times, and was enclosed in 1433. Set within the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site as one of the planet’s most important sites, the park has an incredible story to tell.


As part of our multi-million pound Greenwich Park Revealed project we want to bring this rich history to life for the 4.8million visitors who enjoy the 183-acre site every year. We also want to uncover some of the park’s hidden gems and improve its world famous features for future generations.

The project is a mammoth but exciting task and we are hoping that with your help the Heritage Lottery Fund's Parks for People scheme will recognise its importance and support our future bid for funding. We already have a great track record in setting out our vision for similar lottery-funded schemes such as the £4.5million we were awarded for our Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project.

Most important to us is that Greenwich continues to be the local community park for nearby residents and families, but we also want to ensure our millions of tourists go away with a fantastic experience and that we are top of their ‘tell your friends’ list.

Having received many fantastic suggestions from the public, we are now in the process of drawing up our proposals. We are focussing on three key areas:

  • The past; telling the story of the 590-year-old park through improved viewing points and educational opportunities as well as uncovering historical features

  • The present; improving existing buildings including food and drink areas, as well as protecting the natural features such as flowerbeds and trees

  • The future; making full use of the park and encouraging those who may not have used it before – or who struggle to – to come and enjoy it, and uncovering opportunities to make the park more sustainable such as using borehole water and planting disease resistant trees.

Initial ideas

The following documents provide some early thoughts and possible proposals for the different areas of Greenwich Park, including the viewing area around the General Wolfe statue, the Flower Garden and the Boating Lake. Please have a look and email us with your thoughts.

Greenwich Park Revealed survey

Thank you to everyone who took part in the recent Greenwich Park Revealed survey. We are delighted to say we received 248 responses. The information from these is currently being analysed and will help to inform our Heritage Lottery Fund and BIG Lottery Fund first-round application.

Keep in touch

Greenwich Park is right at the heart of the local community and we want you to tell us what you like and dislike. To share your ideas - and to sign up for a regular newsletter keeping you up to date as the project progresses - please email us.