Welcome to our website! The Friends of Greenwich Park hope that this will help you, your friends and family, get the most out of visiting this remarkable place. We aim to:
The Royal Parks charity (TRP) has begun five important trials to reduce cut-through motor traffic on park roads.
Soaring lockdown littering levels led to an astonishing 258.4 tonnes of rubbish collected from London’s eight Royal Parks in June.
This represents an increase of 32 percent compared with June 2019.
Loyd Grossman CBE, FSA, has been appointed for a second four-year term as Chairman of The Royal Parks (TRP).
In 2016, Loyd was appointed as the first Chairman of TRP, the new charity, which was set up to manage eight Royal Parks and other open spaces in London.
Greenwich is the oldest of London's Royal Parks and was famously the hunting and pleasure grounds for Henry VIII's favourite royal palace. Seventy three hectares (183 acres), the park stretches from the level plateau of gravel and sands of Blackheath in the south, then drops some 30 metres (nearly 100ft) before levelling out on the north side towards the Thames.
Opened to the public by George IV in 1830, the park is enjoyed today by thousands of visitors at all times of the year. They come to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, the historic avenues and formal parkland, to play sports and picnic, to watch the deer and other wildlife, and to appreciate the views over London and the Thames.
Greenwich Park is the centrepiece of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and the setting for the internationally important National Maritime Museum and historic buildings including Wren’s Flamsteed House and Inigo Jones’ 17th century masterpiece, the Queen’s House.