Toolkits & Guides
We have created a handy guide to take you through all the steps for creating, planning and funding projects - Projects in parks: making it happen.
This guide also outlines how to set up a group to make this happen, including Friends of the Park groups and more complex structures.
If you’re looking for ideas and to see what types of projects are possible: from improving biodiversity, supporting health and well-being, to creating social enterprise - we have some inspiring case studies for you. Take a look at our guide Projects in parks: possibilities and case studies.
"Friends of" groups are traditionally the most common groups associated with parks. In the past their roles have included:
In recent years some of these roles have been extended, and other roles have been taken on as you can see in many examples in the ‘Projects in parks – possibilities and case studies’ toolkit.
See more about why and how you can set up a “Friends of” group here and with these how to guides. You can also look to local groups for inspiration, see Friends of Horsenden Hill for an Ealing based example.