Aim of FOPRP

The Friends of Peckham Rye Park is an action group made up of local residents and park users who lobby for the upkeep of this special green space. We'd love you to join us...


The old English word for
hill being 'peac' and 'ham' meaning village

Peckham Rye Park has enjoyed a fascinating history. Along the way, the Park was mentioned in the Doomsday Book (of 1087), was used to graze sheep and donkeys, was famous for its melons, figs and grapes, had its fair share of famous historical figures, and housed huts for detaining prisoners of war during WWII.

All of this rich history... right on your doorstep.

To assist you in learning more about the Park's background, a detailed history of Peckham Rye Park is outlined on this website - including sections on:

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