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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.

We are always pleased to receive feedback. You can contact us by clicking here.

Dog walking during the deer birthing season

Dog walking during the deer birthing season

Deer in Bushy Park

Dog owners are being urged not to walk their dogs in Richmond and Bushy Parks during the deer birthing season between May and July. Walkers who do visit the parks are being asked to keep their dogs on leads.

Adam Curtis , assistant park manager for Richmond Park said “It is important that we keep in mind that deer are wild, strong animals that can behave unpredictably. Deer can feel threatened by dogs even over long distances and when the dog is not behaving in a provocative manner. Therefore we ask that you do not walk your dogs in Richmond and Bushy Park during May to July, and if you absolutely must then ensure they are on leads”

Visitors are asked to refrain from touching and feeding the deer and photographing them at close ran

Walks & Talks

Forthcoming event

Saturday, 1st Sep 11:00 am

WALK with Jill Sanders, “Molesey Riverside and Hurst Park”

Latest report

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

Full report...