The Friends of Nursery Row Park is a group of local residents who initially came together in 2007 to defend the park from the threat of development. As the Elephant and Castle continues with its regeneration it seemed certain that new housing (the need for which is fully supported by the group) would encroach on to the Park itself, destroying the community orchard and more. The Friends group quickly mobilised around this and in the summer of 2010 received official confirmation that the new developments will not take away any park space.
The Friends strive to ensure the park stays intact through ongoing campaigning, community events and collaboration with other groups which have similar aims. Successful applications for funding have resulted in a number of improvements; perhaps the most notable has been the installation of a new play area, unveiled in spring 2010, the designation of the park as a Field in Trust, and designation as a Green Flag park since 2015.
The Friends are a voluntary, not-for-profit group who rely on people getting involved to make a difference.
Click here for the official constitution of the group.
Let’s make the park better, together!