Friends of Maryon and Maryon Wilson Parks

Maryon Park and Maryon Wilson Park are two beautiful parks in Charlton, Greenwich, London.

The Friends of Maryon and Maryon Wilson Parks are a local voluntary community group who have an interest in the parks and the two associated green spaces, Gilbert’s Pit and Barrier Gardens, in the of north Charlton.

Use the links on the left to navigate the site and learn more about these beautiful parks and how you can get more involved with them.

Latest News

Two poplar trees down in Maryon Wilson park after Tuesday’s gale.

There’s a regular occurrence of Flying tipping at the rear of Guild Road.

The next clear-up sessions in the park are on Saturday 5th December and Saturday 2nd January for litter picking and light parks maintenance. Meet at 10 a.m. by the Flamsteed Road (SE7 8HT) entrance to Maryon Wilson Park.

The war on brambles continues in Maryon Wilson Park.

A commemorative plaque to Henry Kenny of Woolwich (who was awarded the Victoria Cross) has been unveiled in the park.

Minutes of the September Meeting can be read here.

The Community Garden have installed a new shelter along with a fresh water collection system.

Minutes of the July Meeting can be read here.

The results of removing some fly tipping from the undergrowth at the clear up on Saturday 5th July can be seen here.

The work of Rod, Leslie and Peter is going well at the water meadow

Some photos from the recent Open Day in Maryon Wilson Park.

Minutes of the May Meeting can be read here.

Preparations in the Food growing area for the Big Dig Open Day.

Minutes of the March Meeting can be read here.

The Friends committee have written an open letter to the council leader regarding the Animal Park. It received coverage in the local press which can be seen at the bottom of the same page.

The Maryon Park Community Garden now has it’s own web page and be seen at

The meeting on Thursday 20th November was an AGM. The minutes can be read here along with the chairperson’s report.

Latest update from another Friends project, the Maryon Wilson Park Meadow Project.

Maryon Park has been awarded Green Flag Status. The Green Flag Award scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.
The Green Flag award is given by an independent consortium who assess recreational green spaces against a set of criteria and is only given to the best green spaces in the country.
The work of the Friends and especially the Maryon Park Community Food Growing Garden helped the Park meet the criteria for community involvement.

The winter storms have been taken their toll. Photos here.

Latest update to the Community Food growing project here.

Minutes of the November AGM can be read here and contains the Chair’s Annual Report.

Maryon Wilson Animal Park, the company/charity set up to fund and run the animal park in Maryon Wilson Park now has a website here.

The latest info on the Food Growing Project is here.

Tree Walks. The Friends have launched their Tree Walks.

Updates on the threat to Maryon Wilson animals. More info.