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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 audience.

To fund the project, we're applying for a National Lottery grant. The project will see a multi-million pound investment into Greenwich Park with initial support for a grant of £4.8 million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

In December 2018 we received a phase 1 pass which is providing development funding for a phase 2 bid. This enables us to appoint new staff to develop the project proposals in detail. From now until summer 2019, we will be piloting a range of activities and talking to park users to get their feedback on these detailed proposals.

If we are successful with our application, Greenwich Park Revealed will:

  • Create a new eco-friendly Learning Centre to provide local communities with hands on learning and wellbeing experiences inspired by Greenwich Park’s nature and heritage
  • Encourage local communities to engage more fully with the park through events, an archaeology project, volunteering, horticulture apprenticeships and work experience for local tourism and leisure, event management and hospitality students
  • Improve visitor facilities such as cafés, toilets, viewing points and sources of information
  • Provide better access across the park for people with disabilities
  • Restore landscape features from Andre Le Notre’s original 17th century baroque design for the park
  • Bring the Flower Garden back to its original glory with wildlife-friendly planting in keeping with its formal, Edwardian design, improving the water quality of the lake and adding natural play for children
  • Enhance the Wilderness Park for wildlife providing better views of the deer and refuges for nesting birds, and replant diseased and dying sections of the park’s tree avenues
  • Improve sustainability with better waste recycling and reducing water use through an innovative system that will improve water quality in the boating lake
  • 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. This 590-year-old park has an incredible story to tell. Securing the HLF grant will bring the history of this World Heritage Site, with a Grade 1 Listed landscape and rich natural heritage to life, and enable us to conserve it for future generations.

Feedback sessions

Local residents and visitors to Greenwich Park were invited to attend a number of sessions to find out more about proposals to protect and enhance the Royal Park for future generations. The meetings provided an opportunity for people to share their views on the proposed plans and help shape the park’s future.

Four feedback sessions were held near Greenwich Park’s bandstand during February and April 2019.

Information boards

For those unable to attend the feedback sessions in person, we posted the project information boards online (shown below), and provided an online form for people's comments and queries.

Keep in touch

Greenwich Park Revealed needs your feedback. You can submit your comments below or email us at greenwichparkrevealed@royalparks.org.uk.

Facebook:

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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