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

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 next clear-up sessions in the parks are on Saturday 7th February and Saturday 7th March for litter picking and light parks maintenance. Meet at 10 a.m. by the Flamsteed Road (SE7 8HT) entrance to Maryon Wilson Park.

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

Minutes of the January Meeting can be read here.

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

The results of the October litter picking can be seen here.

Minutes of the September Meeting can be read here.

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

Results from the clear up in August here.

Minutes of the July Meeting can be read here.

Minutes of the May Meeting can be read here.

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.