Friends of Burgess Park

Southwark Council’s Burgess Park 2015 developments:

The council has agreed £6 million for further enhancement work to Burgess Park. 

FOBP has attended many meetings over the last six month along with other park groups and local residents. The next stage will be for detailed plans for the Camberwell entrance and New Church Road to be consulted on. More details and our responses to the latest plans for the park including underpass success and the cycling corridor petitions.

Jowett Street park

New planting and seating will soon be going into Jowett Street park, Surrey Canal Walk following consultation in the autum. A number of events will take including bulb and tree planting, find out more about the Friends’ Jowett Street park project.

Bridge to Nowhere history project

The Bridge to Nowhere heritage project involved loads of people to learn more about the history and heritage of Burgess Park. We have inaugurated the new Wells Way underpass artwork – a reminder of the main feature of the area which lead to the creation of the park – the Grand Surrey Canal. And we have launched the new Burgess Park Heritage Trail. Look out for the blue plaques around the park, use your smart phone either, so you can see how we’ve blended the old and the new to help you find out more about your local area.

Find out more about the history of the park and download you own map 

Bridge to Nowhere - long logo

Passmore Edwards Library, wash & bath house

Identifying future use for the buildings to contribute to Burgess Park

Environment projects and volunteering

Monthly environmental volunteering – dig the park – find out what is happening