Friends of parks

Regent Park - Green Flag Award Winner 2019-20

Regent Park - Green Flag Award Winner 2019-20

This guide has been developed to help groups and/or individuals interested in setting up a 'Friends of Parks' group in the Lancaster district.

It explains the basic stages of starting up a Friends of Parks group, from writing a constitution to promoting your group and its projects.

What is a friends of parks group?

Friends of Parks groups play a vital role in protecting and enhancing local parks, woodlands, play areas and green spaces in the area. Working in partnership with the council, they give residents a greater say in what goes on in their local park.

What do they do?

The groups volunteer their time and energy to get involved with a huge range of different projects including:

  • Fundraising for improvements and events in the park
  • Enhancing biodiversity (eg creating wildflower meadows)
  • Practical tasks like clean-ups and tree planting
  • Improving access
  • Contributing to the planning and management of the park
  • Leading walks and talks
  • Producing promotional and educational resources

What to do next

As well as full details about how to set up a group, the guide includes a list of useful contacts, a Friends registration form and a sample constitution.

Current friends groups

Friends Group Facebook Website
Alexandra Square Alexandra Square  
Bay Cottage Play Area Bay Cottage Play Area  
De Vitre Gardens De Vitre Gardens De Vitre Community Gardens
Dorrington Woods and Play Park Dorrington Woods and Play Park  
Fairfield Association   Fairfield Association
Greaves Park Greaves Park  
Happy Mount Park Happy Mount Park Volunteers  
Lancaster Cemetery   Lancaster Cemetery
Lancaster Green Spaces   Lancaster Green Spaces
Lune Bank Gardens Lune Bank Gardens  
Miss Whalley's Field Miss Whalley's Field Miss Whalley's Field
Palatine Friends of Palatine Palatine Projects
Regent Park   Regent Park
Ryelands Park Ryelands Park  
Scotch Quarry Scotch Quarry The Fruity Corners Project
Storey Gardens   Storey Gardens
Torrisholme Cemetery   Torrisholme Cemetery
Williamson Park Williamson Park Williamson Park

Keep us informed

Let us know the contact details for your group to allow us to keep you informed of planned activities, and send you relevant information on grants, training events and site visits.

Last updated: 13 November 2019