Friends of Burgess Park

Find out more about events in Burgess Park.






Lots of fun this week-end at Wells Way Pop Up Fun Palace. Art and science come together to explore Burgess Park. We will have contributions from London Wildlife Trust to survey our wildlife spaces, bee drawing with Elle Salt, make insect houses with leaves and twigs with Poppy Gree. Plus bee stencilling with Jenny Morgan and stencils and chalking of six other important wildlife creatures. Plus excellent refreshments from Wells Way Pop Up cafe and more creative activity.


Thank you to the children who coloured in the Friends of Burgess Park posters promoting considerate cycling in the park.
Thanks to the children who coloured in the Friends of Burgess Park posters promoting considerate cycling in the park at the Elephant and Nun Festival.

Focus on cycling:

We invited representatives from the Council as well as from Living Streets and Southwark Cyclists to discuss future plans for cycling in Burgess Park.

FOBP want to see the proposed Southwark Spine cycle route go down Wells Way and for this route to be improved to benefit pedestrians crossing from one side of the park to the other as well as benefiting cyclists who need a safe, high quality cycle route.

Thanks to everyone who came along to see us at the Elephant and Nun Festival.  We talked about greening Wells Way and enhancing it as a cycle route as well as  the proposed cycle spine route across the park. Find out FOBP’s view on cycling in Burgess Park.

Southwark Council’s Burgess Park 2015 developments:

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

During summer 2015 the detailed plans for the Camberwell entrance and New Church Road will be consulted on. More details on Revitalisation and our responses to the latest plans for the park including underpass success and the proposed cycling spine route across Burgess Park. The new masterplan for the park will also be presented in the summer and this will respond to the early consultation and identify immediate priorities.

Passmore Edwards Library, wash & bath house

Identifying future use for the buildings on Wells Way to contribute to Burgess Park

Jowett Street park – completed 

New planting, fencing and hedge and tree pruning have enhanced this small pocket park along the Surrey Canal Walk. FOBP raised funds for this from Southwark Council and the Mayor of London pocket parks. A number of events took place including bulb and hedge planting, find out more about the Friends’ Jowett Street park project.

Bridge to Nowhere history project – completed

The Bridge to Nowhere heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund involved loads of people to learn more about the history and heritage of Burgess Park. The project included the 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.

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

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