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About us

FOPP members work regularly in Princes Park and meet every three months.

The Friends of Princes Park work regularly in Princes Park. We do tree work including, planting and coppicing and we also plant bulbs, shrubs and wildflowers.

We have activities such as tree walks, wildlife walks and picnics.

We have planted 3000  trees over the last 10 years increasing the biodiversity and wildlife of the park

The Friends also litter pick on a regular and ad hoc basis.

Our work tends to be at weekends and if you join the FOPP mailing list we will let you know when we are in the Park. This information will also be available on this website and Twitter.

We meet every three months at Crawford House, Upper Warwick Street L8 8DN on the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Our executive committee meets regularly in between.

Minutes of the meetings are available by clicking the minutes button below.

Come and join us at one of our events.

About the Park

Situated south of Liverpool city centre, Princes Park is a Grade II* Historic Park.

Opened to the public in 1842 Princes Park represented a radical experiment in both the design and function of urban green space.  Designed by the master of 19th Century landscape architecture, Joseph Paxton, it provided a blueprint for many public parks that were to follow.  Combining private gardens, public walks and green space, a lake and a boat house, it was one of the first parks to be open to the public. It passed into public ownership in 1918 and constitutes an important and influential step in the democratisation of green space and the development of the City of Liverpool.  

Following  relative neglect from the 1950’s onwards, the Friends have worked closely with Liverpool City Council to make it once again a lovely and desirable space.  It is now a grade II* Heritage Listed Park.

An interesting article by Ann Hall of Baslow in Derbyshire detailing the life and work of John Robertson, Joseph Paxton’s architectural assistant, can be found here

 Annual report 14 years of FOPP Minutes Leaflet Map Park leaflet

The Friends of Princes Park  are currently working with the Nelson Mandela Memorial Campaign Group to create a space in Princes Park which would be dedicated to Nelson Mandela but reflect the views and wishes of people in Liverpool 8….

Not a statue but a space for reflection and recreation, focusing on the island and the lake. The Campaign Group has identified a target budget of £230,000 to realise this commission.  Funding for the implementation of the commission is being sought through donations and grant funding.   

We will update this page as more information becomes available.

Mandela Memorial Campaign Consultancy brief info

The next meeting agenda will appear here once published

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