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Greenwich Park Revealed is an exciting new project which aims to conserve and enhance Greenwich Park’s historic and natural heritage, fund a new learning centre and develop training, leisure and volunteering opportunities for a growing and diverse local community.

The project will run for 4 years and see a £10.5 million investment into Greenwich Park. To help fund, The Royal Parks has applied for a £4.8 million "Parks for People" grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund. We are also match fundraising £2 million from individual and organisational donors and a £100,000 community campaign will go live in 2020. The Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation have already pledged £500,000 and £100,000 towards the project respectively.

If you would like to support Greenwich Park Revealed, please contact support@RoyalParks.org.uk

Last year the National Lottery provided development funding to develop our project proposals for the final bid. From 2018-2019, we appointed new staff, piloted a range of activities and talked to park users to get their feedback on the project. We will know if the bid has been successful in January 2020. From there, we will start work on the project immediately, with the Learning Centre opening in 2022.

Greenwich Park Revealed will:

  • Build a new eco-friendly Learning Centre to provide local communities with learning and wellbeing experiences inspired by Greenwich Park's nature and heritage. The Learning Centre will include a new cafe and be built in an underused service yard, providing a new public space in the park.
  • Encourage local communities to engage more fully with the park through events, an archaeology project, volunteering, paid horticulture pre-apprenticeships and work experience for local school, college and university students.
  • Improve visitor facilities such as catering, toilets, viewing points and sources of information.
  • Provide better access across the park for people with disabilities.
  • Restore the park's historic landscape - reinstating features from Andre Le Notre's original 17th century Baroque design, and replanting diseased and dying sections of the historic tree avenues.
  • Enhance the Flower Garden with wildlife-friendly planting in keeping with its formal, Edwardian design, improving the lake and adding natural play features for children.
  • Enhance the park for wildlife by planting scrub for nesting birds, conserving wild grasslands and improving the Wilderness Park with better views of the deer and a new wildlife pond.
  • Improve sustainability. We will increase recycling, reconnect historic fountains with drinking water to discourage bottled water use, promote walking, cycling and public transport routes to the park and use ground water to irrigate trees and improve water quality in the lakes.
  • Create new interpretation to tell the story of London's most historic park.

Greenwich Park Revealed is a hugely exciting project, supported by the Friends of Greenwich Park, that puts the park at the heart of local communities. The park is a 590-year-old, Grade 1 Listed landscape, part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site and has an incredible story to tell. Securing the National Lottery grant will bring this history to life, and enable us to conserve its rich heritage for future generations.

Find out more

From 2017-2019, we consulted extensively on the project proposals with residents, park visitors and experts. Information boards and Learning Centre designs are available to view here:

Keep in touch

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https://www.facebook.com/thepark/

Media enquiries:

The Royal Parks Press Office:
Emma Rigby 
Media Relations Officer
Email: erigby@royalparks.org.uk
Phone: 0300 061 2138

National Lottery Heritage Fund Press Office:

Rebecca Harris
Email: rebecca.harris@heritagefund.org.uk
Phone: 020 7591 6027
Out of hours mobile: 07973 613 820

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