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Community Directory: Parks and Open Spaces

Broomfield Community Orchard

orchard nameplate smallThe Broomfield Community Orchard is one of several projects organised by the Friends of Broomfield Park.

The Orchard was planted in 2009 on the site of a disused bowling green in Broomfield Park. As well as apple and pear trees, the Orchard is rich in wild flowers.

The Orchard is also home to three beehives.

The Orchard is open every Sunday afternoon and some Saturday mornings.  For opening hours see the Friends of Broomfield Park website.

There is plenty of work required to maintain the Orchard and new volunteers are always welcome.  Working in the Orchard is an excellent way for young people (and older ones too!) to learn about the natural world.

You can follow Broomfield Community Orchard on their Facebook page.

Last updated: October 2014

Enfield Conservation Volunteers

enfieldconservationvolunteersEnfield Conservation Volunteers carry out practical conservation work in Enfield's parks and countryside on alternate Sundays. An opportunity to gain experience in traditional crafts such as hedge laying, coppicing, bridge building and path construction. No experience is necessary as training will be provided. More information is available by clicking on the title link above and on

Last updated: October 2014

Friends of Arnos Park

friends of arnos parkThe Friends of Arnos Park are local residents who work hard to ensure that the park continues to be a well maintained and safe place of recreation for the whole community. We lobby the London Borough of Enfield and work with them to improve the tidiness of the park, increase its bio diversity and fundraise for improvements. Our work includes some maintenance of flowerbeds, pruning of trees and shrubs and landscaping work.

Sadly, as budgetary constraints increasingly restrict the amount of resources provided by local authorities to parks, the work of Friends groups becomes more and more essential to maintain and improve them.

We plan to stage several fun events each year and hope you will join us in working together to make our park an even better place. If you have any suggestions please contact us:

If you are interested in becoming involved as a volunteer or even as a committee member, we would love to hear from you.

Last updated: July 2023

Friends of Broomfield Park

Broomfield Park photoBroomfield Park is one of the highlights of Palmers Green.  Among its notable features are three lakes which form a Baroque water feature, a model boat pond, bandstand, a sensory garden, the Broomfield Conservatory, the newly established Broomfield Community Orchard and various sporting facilities - not to mention a magnificent view across to Alexandra Palace and the City of London and Westminster.

Much of the Park's attractiveness exists thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Broomfield Park, a group of volunteers who work in conjunction with Enfield Council to maintain and improve the Park.

Last updated: October 2014

Friends of Firs Farm

Friends of Firs Farm is a group of friendly volunteers with a common goal of improving Firs Farm.

Founded in August 2013 by Toni Guiver with the support of Gail Nielen and Geraldine Cosh. We set about talking to friends and neighbours to identify what we were looking for from our underused local green space, Firs Farm.

The overall objectives of the Friends, which are charitable and for the benefit of the inclusive public, is to preserve, improve, maintain, protect & promote, Firs Farm for the benefit of ALL for present and future generations.

‘In essence we bring the community together for events, interests, and sporting / other in/outdoor activities, as well as providing Volunteer opportunities, reduce loneliness and encourage healthier lifestyles.’

The Friends work in partnership with the London Borough of Enfield in a spirit of co-operation

Last updated: January 2021

Friends of Grovelands Park

The Friends of Grovelands Park are a small but voluntary dedicated group wishing to preserve the beautiful landscape and amenities of the park for the enjoyment of the community and for future generations. All lovers of the park are welcome.

Last updated: January 2021

Friends of Hazelwood Rec

friends of hazelwood recFriends of Hazelwood Rec is a group which aims to improve the Hazelwood Recreation Ground, a hidden away park located in a very residential area. It is popular with football and cricket players, dog walkers and families. It has facilities including a playground, tennis and basketball courts, climbing nets and sandpit. Some of this equipment is very old and the Friends are seeking funding for improvements.

For all enquiries, please contact .

Last updated: March 2015

Friends of Pymmes Park

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Friends of Pymmes Park are a team of volunteers who love Pymmes Park so much that they give their time freely to ensure the health and welbeing of the park is maintained and made safe for the many animals as well as the various people who enjoy it.

It is their hope that more people, young, old and inbetween, will come and visit, care for and enjoy the park as much as Friends of Pymmes Park do.

Because of various cutbacks and financial shortages to care for the park, it is up to everyone to understand what is needed for such a special park as Pymmes.

Last updated: August 2016

Friends of the Green, Bounds Green

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Friends of the Green Bounds Green (FGBG) was set up in 2017 by members of the local area committed to caring for and improving the local green space and strengthening the community.

Aims: To help improve and maintain the public open spaces at Bounds Green, adjacent to Tewkesbury Terrace and The Drive, so as to enhance the quality of life for local people by improving their physical and mental health, and act as a focus for bringing people together

Last updated: August 2020

Friends of the Minchenden Oak Garden

friends minchenden oak gardenThe group is dedicated to preserving and improving the Minchenden Oak Garden on Waterfall Road, Southgate for all members of the community. The Garden contains one of the oldest Oak trees in the Borough and is a pleasant, restful space with plenty of potential. The Friends have applied for funding to refurbish the garden and are also carrying out regular task force days.

Last updated: October 2014

Friends of Tottenhall Rec & Boundary Gardens

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This is a new group started in March 2020 to bring together local users of Tottenhall Rec and Boundary Fields in order to work with Enfield Council and apply for funding to improve our local space. We are currently in the process of setting up the group, contact for more information. 

Last updated: August 2020

Friends of Woodside Park

Woodside Park, in Wood Green High Road, just to the south of Palmers Green, contains two historic buildings: Woodside House (formerly Wood Green Town Hall) and the Mushroom House, which was formerly the lodge to Chitts Hill House.

Last updated: October 2014

New Southgate Millennium Green

logoNew Southgate is a fully urban Green, being in London, next to a busy road and a high-rise estate. New Southgate is, like most urban Greens, quite small, at 0.6 Hectares/1.4 Acres. As of 2020 the Green is still fully independent, with a community-run trust and no regular funding from the local authority. There is a regular park with swings and things almost next door, so the Trust intends to focus on being a countryside haven, with high hedges and tall trees to block out the outside world as much as feasible.

Last updated: January 2021

Pymmes BrookERS

Pymmes BrookERS (short for "Pymmes Brook Restorers") are a group of Londoners who want to make the Pymmes and Salmons Brooks more lovely!

London’s rivers are heavily polluted by misconnected sewers, and also by the toxic heavy metals that wash off our roads after rain. Wetlands will help to clean the water naturally and will provide beautiful habitat for wildlife. We’d like to see more kingfishers, herons, frogs and riverfly along Pymmes Brook!

If you live in Barnet, Enfield or Haringey, or even further afield, and would like to get involved, get outside, and get wet, then get in touch!  There’s plenty to do, so message us to let us know your ideas and how you’d like to help!

Read about the project on the Thames21 website and visit our Facebook page.

Last updated: November 2018

Woodcroft Wildspace

woodcroftWoodcroft Wildspace is in Winchmore Hill but it is not just for the benefit of residents of that area. The wildspace is for everyone to enjoy. It is a place where people can bring their children to learn about nature - insects, birds, small mammals, pond life, plants and trees in a natural habitat. This is especially beneficial for those who do not have the luxury of their own garden. Everyone is invited to come along and both help the series of projects we have in action as well as to see the wildspace.

Last updated: November 2014