The Friends of Fairy Hill Park is a small community group which was established in November 2007.
Our purpose is to encourage the local community to protect, improve and visit Fairy Hill Park. We do this by providing volunteering opportunities and organising activities & fundraising events which help finance park improvements.
We aim to provide a safe and secure recreational facility for the whole community and improve the park’s facilities to ensure they are there for future generations to enjoy.
Currently we have a member of over 80 households; hold at least four committee meetings each year plus our AGM; distribute a regular Newsletter to our Members and hold regular weekly & monthly volunteer sessions in the park.
Volunteers work throughout the year on the renovation of the vandalised playground building, plant seeds, bulbs, shrubs and trees, clear overgrown areas, litter pick and also work on specific community projects.
We also hold regular community and fundraising events which have included: the RSPB Bird Watch, the Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, the Autumn Fayre, and the winter Quiz Night.
What facilities do we have in Fairy Hill Park?
On the north side of the park we have two tennis courts, a ball court, and a playground building, which are all in need of renovation. We also have a children’s playground which is in good condition having been updated by Greenwich Council in 2009/10; a picnic field and a conifer trail. Near the Broad Lawn entrance we have a tarmac bike track which is ideal for teaching children bike control.
During volunteer sessions, events and organised activities, Friends of Fairy Hill Park to ensure the toilets and open to the public. The park is crossed centrally from east to west by a tarmac path. South of the path is a large area of open grassland with tree large horse chestnut trees in the centre. A large area of mainly native woodland sweeps across the southernmost part of the park backing onto houses along the A20 Sidcup Road. Trees here include: willow, horse chestnut, swamp cypress, etc.
There is also a dog free picnic field and conifer trail. A fantastic new Outdoor Gym was installed by Greenwich Council in October 2010. Near the Broad Lawn entrance we have a flat tarmac bike track which is ideal for teaching children bike control. Built in the 1970s and the only one in the borough, this track was completely re-laid by Greenwich Council in October 2011.
Find out more about the Friends of Fairy Hill Park committee.