Greenwich Park Revealed
The Royal Parks write -
"As you know, Greenwich Park is the most historic Royal Park, dating back to Roman times. It is world-famous; as a Grade 1 listed landscape steeped in royal history, as the home of the Prime Meridian Line and The Royal Observatory, as a Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation, for its iconic views from the General Wolfe statue, and as a key part of the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site.
As we approach 590 years since Greenwich Park was enclosed by Henry V’s brother, the Duke of Gloucester, in 1433, The Royal Parks is launching Greenwich Park Revealed, a multi-million pound project to bring the Park’s incredibly rich history to life, uncover some of its hidden gems and improve its world famous features for the 4.8 million people who visit each year.
We want to ensure that Greenwich Park continues to be a cherished place for the local community, whilst also ensuring that visitors enjoy a fantastic experience that shows off London at its very best. Greenwich Park is home to some of the nation’s most iconic landscapes, buildings, statues and skyline views, and we want to make it even easier for everyone to enjoy them, both today and for future generations.
The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Parks for People funding pot is an obvious choice to support such a mammoth and exciting task – we hope to apply for funding and secure similar success to the ongoing Brompton Cemetery Conservation project, where The Royal Parks secured £4.5m.
The Greenwich Park Revealed project will 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 by uncovering its historical features
The present; improving existing buildings including food and drink areas, and 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.
We have lots of ideas about how we could spend lottery funding to improve Greenwich Park and the experience of our visitors, but we want to hear from our stakeholders about what they would like to see: www.royalparks.org.uk/greenwichparkrevealed, so click on the link if you could spare a few minutes of your time to share your thoughts."