Volunteer as a friend of parks

Want to be involved in improving your local park?

'Friends of parks' groups help care for a specific park or green space in the city. Through a partnership with us, park users get a greater say in what goes on in their local parks, woodlands or nature reserves.

You can get involved in:

  • Promoting your local space and providing us feedback
  • Helping with anything from planting bulbs and conservation tasks to litter picking and tidy up days
  • Putting on local community events such as family fun days, arts events, music in the park
  • Fundraising, accessing grants and lottery monies for the benefit of the park
  • Carrying out user surveys and collecting local views about the park
  • Designing information and educational leaflets about the park (such as a guide to trees/plants in the park or a local history of the park)
  • Producing and updating a website
  • Contributing to the production of parks management plans and helping shape and future improvements to the green space or park

We've nearly 20 friends groups in Plymouth. They're a fantastic group of volunteers who make a huge difference to their local green spaces. and we couldn't do it without them!

The groups listed below are all active groups, but some are particularly in need of new members to help them be more effective. Why not see if there's a group in your area or email scg@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 606034 to set up a new one.