Pocket Parks Programme

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. The Pocket Parks initiative aims to deliver 100 new or enhanced pocket parks.


Photo of Red Cross Garden, Bankside Open Spaces Trust, Southwark

The Mayor has an ambition to create 100 Pocket Parks across London.  We have now committed all of our £2million funding, and have selected 100 sites to be upgraded into Pocket Parks across 27 London Boroughs.  All parks are due to be completed in Spring 2015.

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 should have trees and greenery; they should be open to all; they should have places to sit and relax and for people to come together; and they should contribute to making the city friendlier, greener and more resilient. 

If you are interested in how we chose our parks, you are welcome to read our Pocket Parks Prospectus for more information.

If you have any questions about the Pocket Park Programme or would like advice on creating your own Pocket Park please contact nicola.murphy-evans@london.gov.uk or call 0207 983 4472.

You can follow the progress of #pocketparks on twitter by following LDN_environment