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News items include the latest news from the Friends and news items relating to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, which may be of interest to Friends. The biannual newsletters provides further news on developments within the Parks and Friends events.

  • #BeKindtoYourParks Campaign

    BeKindToYourParks Campaign

    The Royal Parks have a launched a Summer of Kindness campaign, with the key messages: enjoy the parks, be kind to others and respect the environment which they hope make people stop and think about the impact of their actions on the parks. The more people who support the campaign the better!

  • The Royal Parks have contacted us to provide an update on access to the Royal Parks, including access to Kensington Gardens and Brompton Cemetery, which will now close at 7pm daily from 29th March, until further notice.

    The Royal Parks have provided us with the relevant links to their website where you can find out about access to the parks, opening times and how they are addressing the Corona Virus

  • It will be no surprise that the planned Friends events and AGM have been cancelled. But there is some good news about access to the Royal Parks

  • 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.

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