Welcome to the Friends of Wanstead Parklands

Wanstead Park is Grade II* listed, (yes that important!)

Dr Simon Thurley, leading architectural historian and Chief Executive of English Heritage, recently wrote that it is “of immense importance, being one of the most significant Parks in England”.

For several years Wanstead Park has been on English Heritage’s register of parks and gardens “at risk”.  Download “A Plea for Wanstead Park”.Engraving of Wanstead Park

The Friends of Wanstead Parklands are raising awareness of the history of Wanstead Park and aim to halt its decline.

We want the parklands to be more actively managed. These great gardens are ‘rightly’ for the entertainment, good health and economic vitality of the people of London especially Newham, Waltham Forest and Redbridge.

You will be inspired when you visit and explore Wanstead Park for yourself.

I look forward to hearing and see you, plus your ideas comments or contributions.

Dwight Wood

Chairman of FOWP