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Chair’s Welcome

I am delighted as Chair of the Friends to welcome you to our website. Bushy Park and Home Park are two wonderful large green oases in the south west corner of London. Feeling wild, they are natural places with ancient histories, fascinating heritage and superb wildlife. Both are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) containing rare species. These are places to be enjoyed and conserved. Which is why the Friends exist, campaigning, supporting and protecting the parks, and enhancing visitors’ enjoyment with information, advice and guidance.

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Tread Lightly

Visitors to the park should Tread Lightly. In other words, we ask that visitors respect the environment, the wildlife and the fragile ecosystems and habitats that support the thousands of species of fauna and flora, many of which are rare and protected.

The park is open to everyone to enjoy. It offers space for a wide range of activities including walking, running, cycling, fishing (by licence), model boating (on Heron Pond) and just doing nothing.

One activity that is not allowed is flying drones, as they disturb the wildlife.

You can tread lightly by avoiding the following disrespectful behaviours:

Leaving litter

Lighting barbecues and bonfires

Removing chestnuts, flora and other natural objects

Disturbing fallen and dead wood

Dumping of pets and plants

Dog waste

Uncontrolled dogs

Off-road cycling

Speeding traffic

A leaflet setting out the reasons why it is important that you should tread lightly is located on this website:

here

By the way

Do not feed the deer - it is injurious to their health;

do not get within 50 metres of them, because deer are wild animals and unpredictable;

do not allow dogs off leads near deer, as the dog can get attacked.

In the rutting season and when their young are born the deer are especially sensitive and aggressive.

Why we need more Friends

With more members our voice is stronger when we campaign to protect the Parks, and with more subscription income we can do more to provide information and education about the Parks, their wildlife and their history.

Join us today!

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Thursday, 28th Sep 8:00 pm

Talk by Terry Gough

Latest report

A perimeter walk of Home Park led by Nicholas Garbutt was enjoyed by over 45 people on 2nd September.Walk in Home Park- 2nd September

Full report...

Information Point

The Information Point next to the Pheasantry Welcome Centre café is where our volunteers help visitors to find out more about the parks and where visitors can purchase souvenirs of your visit to support our work.

Click this panel to visit our Information Point section and also to find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.