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.
Minutes of the meetings, and other important documents, are available by clicking the buttons on the right.
In 2004 a group of local people and park users formed Friends of Princes Park to work towards improving the park for all its users and to improve its environment, providing the green lungs of Liverpool 8. Friends of Princes Park is a free voluntary group, open to all; a small registered charity, eligible for Gift Aid.
Over the last 16 years FOPP has held events in the park, including walks, picnics and fun days. With local young people, we have built a wooden Henge, a space where people can sit and reflect and look at the beautiful park. During all our events we have consulted local people on how they view the park and how they would like it to develop in the future. Many people told us how important the green space of Princes Park was to them and how lovely it had been in their childhood. Happily, the Friends group has several members who are very knowledgeable about wildlife and work with trees on a regular basis. So, over the years, as well as organising wildlife walks in the park, we have taken an active role in improving the park environment and ensuring it is a beautiful and peaceful place for people to rest and play and to enjoy fresh air and nature.
Thirteen years ago, therefore, we started a rolling plan to plant and care for trees within the park and to improve and create new habitats for wildlife. Crucially we work closely with the City Council’s Liverpool Street Scene Ltd (in previous years, Glendale), the City Council's green-space maintenance contractors, who have encouraged and supported our work. We hold regular tree and wildlife walks for local people to enjoy. 30-40 people regularly take part in our planting and tree work.
In 2019 major works began to repair and improve the Princes Park lake. This work is long overdue but very welcome as the lake forms one of the main attractions to this wonderful park.
Modelled on the famous Stonehenge, our henge was built in 2015, using reclaimed wood and tree trunks. It was designed and built by FOPP and local young people. It was opened as part of a Victorian Fair celebrating Joseph Paxton.
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 L8…
We meet every 3 months at Crawford House Upper Warwick Street, L8 8DN on the third Thursday of the month at p.m. and our executive committee meets regularly in between.
Minutes of our last meeting can be found on the About us page.