Friends of Burgess Park website

Bridge to Nowhere history project

The Bridge to Nowhere heritage project is about to conclude after a hectic year. Lots has been happening, loads of people have learnt lots 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.

You will find lots of surprises as you walk around the park – people from the past will spring back into life, to give a flavour of the businesses which took place in the area, both legitimate and criminal! War time suffering and cinema entertainment will jostle with ice, lime and lemonade for your attention. Take a journey through the past and find out why Jessie Burgess really did deserve a park named after her.

Look out for the blue plaques. Don’t forget 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