The Royal Parks charity is responsible for 5,000 acres of historic parkland across London, including eight of the city’s largest green spaces; Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St James’s Park, Bushy Park and The Regent’s Park, and Kensington Gardens. The Royal Parks also manage several other open spaces in London including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens.
The charity relies on support from people who care about protecting these vital spaces - home to the city’s wildlife, home to amazing history and home to precious memories.
The main charitable objectives are:
to protect, conserve, maintain and care for the Royal Parks
to promote the use and enjoyment of the Royal Parks for public recreation, health and well-being
to maintain and develop the biodiversity of the Royal Parks, including the protection of their wildlife and natural environment
to support the advancement of education
to promote national heritage
Did you know...
The Royal Parks charity was created in March 2017 and officially launched in July 2017.
Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal Parks, covering an area of 2500 acres.
The Royal Parks has embarked on its biggest ever project; Greenwich Park Revealed which will reveal, restore, protect and share its unique heritage - now, and for future generations.
Other ways to support
The Royal Parks is incredibly grateful to have hundreds of wonderful volunteers who help to keep the green spaces clean and beautiful. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can enquire here.
The Royal Parks is also incredibly grateful for every supporter who chooses to fundraise for the charity, whether that be through running, cycling, swimming, or whatever takes your fancy! You can find out about all the ways you can support the charity on their website.
Dedicating a bench is a special beautiful way to celebrate an occasion or a loved one. Though these opportunities are limited across the parks, they always welcome enquires which you do so here.
Leaving a gift in your will is another incredible way that you can support the charity’s work. Gifts in Wills have a huge impact on the parks and everyone who uses them, ensuring that they remain open for future generations to enjoy. You can find out more here.
The Old Police House, Hyde Park
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