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Queen's Park bandstand

Partnerships are very important to the City of London Open Spaces Department. As well as working closely with local societies, Local Authorities and the emergency services, we work with a number of national partners to share best practice and work together to improve our green spaces, some of which are listed below.

English Heritage

We work with English Heritage on a number of projects in our Open Spaces including Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath.

Visit the English Heritage website

Football Foundation

The Football Foundation has played a crucial part in the refurbishment of our Harrow Road sports facility and provision of football development at Wanstead Flats, Epping Forest.

Visit the Football Foundation website

Green Flag Awards

The Green Flag Award Scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country. Most of our green spaces have Green Flag Awards.


As one of the founding organisations of Grow, we promote careers in horticulture and green space management. From ecology and environmental research to landscape management and planning, these important and rewarding careers are just waiting for you. 

To find out what careers are available take a look at the Grow website.

Heritage Lottery

The Heritage Lottery Fund is the body which distributes a share of the income from the National Lottery to projects aimed at preserving and making accessible the nation's heritage. Funding from Heritage Lottery enabled us to carry out the Branching Out project at Epping Forest.

Visit the Heritage Lottery Fund website

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

We work closely with Lee Valley Regional Park Authority which manages green spaces in London. Lee Valley Regional Park stretches 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin.

Visit the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority website 

Natural England

Natural England is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Their purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.

Visit the Natural England website

Royal Parks

We work closely with Royal Parks who manage 5,000 acres of historic parkland that make up the eight Royal Parks in London.

Visit the Royal Parks website

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) 

The RSPB work for the conservation of wild birds, other wildlife and the places in which they live in a wide variety of ways. They are the largest wildlife conservation organisation in Europe and their work is focussed on the species and habitats that are in the greatest danger.

Visit the RSPB website

Sport England

Sport England is focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life and they have worked with us to improve the Athletics track at Hampstead Heath.

Visit the Sport England website​ 

08 May 2012
Last Modified:
08 November 2019