Peckham Rye Park is one of the most beautiful parks in South London - it is full of history and is used by a wide range of residents.
Opened in 1894, it enjoyed many years of excellent upkeep and attention. Sadly, as with most Victorian parks, it was badly neglected after the Second World War.
Local residents and park users felt that an action group was needed to stop the Park from falling into further disrepair so The Friends of Peckham Rye Park (FOPRP) was formed in 1995.
FOPRP is made up of people who care about our park. We find out about future plans and canvas popular opinion. Members of the Friends Committee attend council meetings and write to the relevant parties about park issues.
We welcome new members and urge all users of Peckham Rye Park to get actively involved in shaping the future of the park by becoming a member of the Friends of Peckham Rye Park.
We are currently involved in the maintenance of the Community Wildlife Garden on the old depot site within the Park. Volunteer days are held on the first Sunday of every month from 2pm to 4pm. There's always plenty to be done; weeding, planting, grass cutting etc.
Many hands make light work! Please come and join the team of
volunteers and keep this area looking as good tomorrow as it does today! Tools provided, bring your own gloves.
Peckham Rye Park and Common is managed by Southwark Council and comprises 96.3 acres of open recreational grassland, ornamental and water gardens, a lake and woodland. There is also a children's play site and an older children's adventure playground, which has recently undergone renovations. The area has much historical and wildlife conservation interest. It is located one mile south of Peckham Rye rail station.