Friends of Burgess Park website

Don’t miss Southwark Council’s consultation about the next Burgess Park developments:

Cycling Strategy Consultation
A chance to view and discuss proposed cycle paths in Burgess Park.
Old library, Wells Way, Burgess Park (no disabled access)
Thursday, 27 November, 6.30pm to 8pm

Open Space event

A creative event hosted by Just Jones which is a chance to have your questions answered and voice your opinions (with free tea and coffee) in a .
Old Library, Wells Way, Burgess Park (no disabled access)
Saturday, 29 November, 1pm to 4pm

Southern Entrance and Toilets

A chance to view and discuss toilet provision in the park and proposed improvements to the southern entrance.
Burgess Park Community Sports Centre
Tuesday, 2 December, 7pm to 8.30pm

Exhibitions of Southwark Council’s ideas for Burgess Park at:
Burgess Park Community Sports Centre and outside the cafe by Chumleigh Gardens
until the end of December.

You can also go online to view the proposed ideas and share your views.
Visit to find out more.

Issues for discussion:

  • Taking out New Church Road
  • Design for Southampton Way/Rust Square entrance
  • Cycling routes – through the park or on the road?
  • Lighting – Yes or No?
  • Toilets – where and how many?
  • Sports facilities – extension to the pitches/facilities

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 adnd 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