Parks and open spaces news

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Model dinosaur at Crystal Palace Park

Published on Monday, 22 May 2017

The Friends of Crystal Palace Park (FOCPP) are looking to recruit board members.

  • Winsford Gardens gets special recognition from national scheme

    Published on Wednesday, 18 January 2017

    Winsford Gardens is celebrating after receiving a Special Award for Innovation from the Green Flag Award Scheme

  • Crystal Palace Park: Sphinxes to be painted Victorian terracotta red

    Published on Friday, 8 July 2016

    The six Grade II listed sphinxes in Crystal Palace Park are currently undergoing extensive conservation and repair work, thanks to joint funding from the Mayor of London, Historic England and Bromley Council.

  • Crystal Palace Park community projects get support

    Published on Monday, 9 May 2016

    Voluntary and community groups are benefiting from a community fund for Crystal Palace Park which offers grants of between £100 and £20,000 over a three year period

  • Crystal Palace Park Community Fund results in Christmas carol

    Published on Friday, 18 December 2015

    A Christmas carol has been sung for the first time at Crystal Palace, with the community coming together to support the park and the song.

  • Crystal Palace community groups get cash for the park

    Published on Friday, 4 December 2015

    Six local voluntary and community groups have been awarded community grants following successful applications to the Crystal Palace Park Community Projects Fund to deliver a specific project or activity in Crystal Palace Park.

  • Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

    Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2015

    Conservation work to the standing Iguanodon dinosaur sculpture in Crystal Palace Park is starting this week.

  • Fundraising success for greenspaces thanks to Friends

    Published on Monday, 6 July 2015

    Community groups working to improve parks and open spaces have been thanked for helping to secure £337,000 for improvements to green spaces over the last year.

  • Improving Crystal Palace Park taking shape

    Published on Friday, 5 June 2015

    Plans for a new form of governance and long term improvements in Crystal Palace Park are underway.

  • Community Projects Fund launched for Crystal Palace Park

    Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015

    Community or resident groups are being invited to apply for a community grant for Crystal Palace Park

  • Crystal Palace exclusivity agreement won’t be extended

    Published on Monday, 9 March 2015

    The exclusivity agreement about Crystal Palace Park with the ZhongRong Group will not be renewed.

  • Long term future of Crystal Palace Park critically important

    Published on Friday, 13 February 2015

    At a meeting of the Crystal Palace Park Executive Board on 9 February, the Leader of Bromley Council, Cllr Stephen Carr, confirmed that the Exclusivity Agreement with ZhongRong Group (ZRG) expired on 1 February.

  • Crystal Palace Park exclusivity ends but discussions continue

    Published on Wednesday, 4 February 2015

    An exclusivity agreement about Crystal Palace Park lapsed yesterday, Bromley Council have confirmed.

  • Santa backs Beckenham bandstand restoration appeal

    Published on Tuesday, 9 December 2014

    A Beckenham bandstand legacy brick will make a novel Christmas present for some, whilst supporters of the bandstand are also being invited to purchase a legacy brick.

  • Croydon Road Recreation Ground bandstand

    Croydon Road Recreation Road bandstand

    Published on Friday, 21 November 2014

    Purchase a personalised brick around the much-loved bandstand in Croydon Road Recreation Ground and be part of local history. Whether you want to commemorate a loved one, celebrate a special occasion, or promote your business, our brick scheme is the perfect way to leave your legacy in Beckenham.

  • Crystal Palace Park improvements agreed

    Published on Thursday, 31 July 2014

    A range of improvements to the landscape and built heritage in Crystal Palace Park, as well as improvements to visitor facilities have been agreed as part of a £2.4 million improvement programme.

  • Love Parks Week photographic competition

    Girl in park

    Published on Monday, 28 July 2014

    The competition is now closed to entries. Judging will take place during September and the winner and runner up will be notified by 30 September 2014.

  • Groundwater flooding

    Published on Friday, 2 May 2014

    Although the level of water has declined in recent weeks, Sparrows Den continues to be affected by groundwater flooding. This is as a direct result of record high levels of groundwater which is ultimately explained by the record winter rainfall. Whilst springs continue to ‘issue’ on Sparrows Den, the rate of issue has decreased and continues to reduce.