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Here you’ll find all of our news stories dating back to when we first started entering them to this website.

  • In early summer, The Royal Parkse asked the public for feedback through a survey around the development of our Movement Strategy. They are pleased to share the results from the nearly 7,000 individual submissions received.

  • Royal Parks Movement Strategy

    Movement Strategy - Discussion Paper

    The Royal Parks have written to the FriendsHPKG to let us know about the development of their Movement Strategy. It’s their long term vision for how people will move within, access and experience the Royal Parks. Among the things they want to do is increase safety for park users and reduce the impact of vehicles in the parks. The Royal Parks would like to know what the FriendsHPKG think, so that our input will help Royal Parks shape the strategy.

  • Prince Albert....above, below and around

    'Come on In'

    Chairwoman Sue Price writes about the Members visit to Albert Memorial Undercroft…..

    We had a gloriously warm Spring afternoon on April 30th for our annual visit to the Albert Memorial to see parts which others can not get to!

  • Royal Parks Visitor Satisfaction Research

    Every four years, Royal Parks commission a piece of research which looks at visitor satisfaction levels across the parks. Conducted by leading research company, Ipsos MORI, the most recent round took place between August 2017 and September 2018, when 2,787 randomly-selected park visitors were interviewed in the parks.

  • Following a series of successful events, The Royal Parks is undertaking works to return the Parade Ground to its previous condition. These works have begun and, weather depending, will be completed before Easter.

    Also, The Royal Parks and Transport for London are working in partnership to make improvements to the transport network within Hyde Park.

  • New Kiosks Update

    One of the new kiosks

    The new kiosks at Green Park’s Canada Gate and Queens Walk have been completed, and we are delighted with the results. The range of food they offer has been extended and now includes delicious cookies and banana bread which are proving to be very popular.

  • The new servery in the gardens of Serpentine Bar and Kitchen has been completed.

  • The Royal Parks have shared with us the 2019 closing closing times for Kensington Gardens and Princess Diana Memorial Playground

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