Pocket parks are part of the Mayor’s London’s Great Outdoors - the programme to improve streets, squares, parks, and canal and riverside spaces across London. Pocket parks are small areas of inviting public space for all people to enjoy, providing relief from the hustle and bustle of the city. These spaces have trees and greenery; they are open to all; they have places to sit and relax and for people to come together; and they contribute to making the city friendlier, greener and more resilient. All of our £2million pocket park funding has now been allocated to over 100 parks in 26 London boroughs.
All 100 pocket parks will be popping up accross London in time for you to enjoy next spring. Find out where your nearest one is HERE.
Many of our parks post fantastic blogs and pictures about how they are progressing - see here for the top picks:
•Baynes Street Canalside Garden - read about what their group of volunteers achieved over a week of hard work.
•Parks on Wheels - read about the design competition that this group held to help create the mobile perfect park.
•Lamlash Gardens - see the beautiful designs that were created in conjunction with the local community.
Fancy getting involved?
•Edible hedge planting in Hounslow on 14th March
•Green your fingers in Clapton on 21st March
If you are interested in how we selected our parks, you are welcome to read our Pocket Parks Prospectus for more information.
All of our funding has been allocated, however if you have any questions about the Pocket Park Programme or would like advice on creating your own Pocket Park please contact email@example.com or call 0207 983 4472.