Greenwich Park has now submitted it's final bid for funding to the National Lottery for a £4.8 million grant as part of a multi-million pound project.

In April of this year Greenwich Park unveiled its plans for the future and what it was going to do to bring even more visitors into the area called 'Greenwich Park Revealed'.

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Greenwich Park Revealed is a major project led by Royal Parks, the charity which manages the park, which will ensure the park is sustainably fit for future generations.

Royal Parks has initial support from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund for a £4.8million grant.

The park has been awarded initial development funding to develop the proposals more fully by incorporating the views of park users on its future and the final bid has now been submitted.

They will find out if they are successful in January of next year.

So what progress has already been made?

Inclusive park

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On July 23, hundreds of people attended the opening of a new inclusive playground at Greenwich Park.

The bespoke maritime-themed playground cost around £350,000 to build and was opened by the charities chief executive, Andrew Scattergood.

All teams involved worked closely with the local community, including Greenwich Parent Voice, a group of parents with children with special educational needs or disabilities, to ensure that the layout is as inclusive as possible for children of all ages and abilities.

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Designs revealed for new eco-friendly Learning Centre in Greenwich Park

The Royal Parks has revealed at the beginning of August, the first designs for a new Learning Centre, which includes the creation of new green park space for public use.

The proposed new Learning Centre will be built close to Vanbrugh Gate, in what is presently an underused contractors’ yard which is not open to the public.

As a community hub, the Learning Centre will provide indoor and outdoor learning spaces, creating opportunities for training, volunteering, social activities and commercial events.

It will provide indoor and outdoor growing areas, public toilets - including a ‘Changing Places’ fully-accessible toilet, a drinking fountain, meeting place and an information point for visitors.

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What else are they proposing?


The Pavillion cafe is currently the only main catering facility in the park apart from a couple of kiosks that open during the summer. However, Royal Parks is proposing a new cafe on the other side of the park near to the learning centre, as well as improving the Pavilion cafe to accommodate the increase in visitors.

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What else?

- The park is proposing to replant hundreds of trees due to a lot of disease that has infected a lot of the avenues. They want to build more resilience, so they are going to be bringing in a hugely diverse range of new trees for the next few generations.

- And last but certainly not least, the car park. The car park has been designed in such a way that the pedestrian footpath runs right through the middle of it. So the park is proposing to take some of these spaces away so that when floods of people enter in the summer, no one has anything to worry about.

The project is expected to take four years to complete.