Greenwich Park Revealed Project

Greenwich is the most historic Royal Park, dating back to the Roman Times, and was enclosed in 1433. Set within the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site as one of the planet’s most important sites, the park has an incredible story to tell.


As part of our multi-million pound Greenwich Park Revealed project we want to bring this rich history to life for the 4.8million visitors who enjoy the 183-acre site every year. We also want to uncover some of the park’s hidden gems and improve its world famous features for future generations.

The project is a mammoth but exciting task and we are hoping that with your help the Heritage Lottery Fund's Parks for People scheme will recognise its importance and support our future bid for funding. We already have a great track record in setting out our vision for similar lottery-funded schemes such as the £4.5million we were awarded for our Brompton Cemetery Conservation Project.

Most important to us is that Greenwich continues to be the local community park for nearby residents and families, but we also want to ensure our millions of tourists go away with a fantastic experience and that we are top of their ‘tell your friends’ list.

We do not yet have any solid plans for what we want to do in Greenwich, because we want your help to create those ideas. However, we do want to focus on three key areas:

  • The past; telling the story of the 590-year-old park through improved viewing points and educational opportunities as well as uncovering historical features

  • The present; improving existing buildings including food and drink areas, as well as protecting the natural features such as flowerbeds and trees

  • The future; making full use of the park and encouraging those who may not have used it before – or who struggle to – to come and enjoy it, and uncovering opportunities to make the park more sustainable such as using borehole water and planting disease resistant trees.

Greenwich Park is right at the heart of the local community and we want you to tell us what you like and dislike about the park. Please spare a few minutes to tell us your ideas with our online suggestion box, and if you want to be kept up-to-date with the project please make sure you tell us your email address.

Initial thoughts and possible proposals

The following documents provide some initial thoughts and possible proposals for the different areas of Greenwich Park including the Wolfe Viewing Area, the Flower Garden and the Boating Lake:

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Telling the story of the 590-year-old park through improved viewing points and educational opportunities as well as uncovering historical features
Improving existing buildings including food and drink areas, as well as protecting the natural features such as flowerbeds and trees.
Making full use of the park and encouraging those who may not have used it before – or who struggle to – to come and enjoy it, and uncovering opportunities to make the park more sustainable such as using borehole water and planting disease resistant trees.
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