Forster Memorial Park

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Welcome to our website.  We’re a group of volunteers who appreciate this green space and want to make sure it gets the love, care and attention it deserves.  READ MORE

What’s On Next & Recent Events

Peace of Cake in memory of Sabina Nessa
Sunday October 23rd 2022 – 2pm-4pm at Forster Park
Meet us by the Sensory Garden to share stories, cake, love and peace.

Peace of Cake in memory of Sabina Nessa

Tree Walk Sunday 11th September 2-4pm
A guided walk with acclaimed botanist Nick Bartram. Meet by the café between 1.45-2pm. FREE EVENT

Read: Tree Walk Report by Debbie Nelson

Tree Walk
GAIA art installation by Luke Jerram in Forster Memorial Park
This highly detailed image of planet earth shows how it would look from space

We’re seriously looking forward to a busy #BoroughofCulture themed Bank Holiday Weekend in Forster Park!

From Saturday-Monday everyone is invited to visit the internationally famous art installation #GAIA which has been installed in our very own @forstermemorialpark!

GAIA Sat 27 – Mon 29 Aug
Experience the spectacular art installation and see the world like you have never seen it before. Come and watch this incredible 🌍 earth installation in our beautiful woodland outdoor learning area, join the community picnic, interactive workshops and performances.

More details below and at

Don’t miss it! 💚

Forster Memorial Park Line Dancing on Saturday mornings
Come and join the fun!
Free Community Gardening!
Come and join us every Friday 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. at the Sensory Garden.
The Children's Trim Trail Forster Memorial Park - April 2022
The Children’s Trim Trail is Very Popular!

Work on the children’s trim trail was finished in April 2022.

💚 In July 2022 it will be 100 years since Forster Memorial Park was opened for the people of Lewisham 💚

Find out more in our video.

We would love to hear:

– your favourite memories

– your ideas and hopes for what you’d like to see and do in the park.

We look forward to celebrating and designing for the future of the park together. 



Cafe in pavilion Forster Memorial Park from 13th November 2021
The Frothy Coffee Hut

Saturday 13th November 2021 – The new cafe has opened!

Come along on Saturdays and Sundays from 8-4pm, serving hot drinks, burgers and snacks.

💚 Help us plan for the future of Forster Park! 💚

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Please complete our short survey. 

Your thoughts and experiences are important to us and will help make the park a better place for everyone in our community. 

🌳 Thank you!

Do the survey HERE:

  #LoveForsterPark #parkplay

Sensory Garden

Work on the sensory garden started in early summer 2021 with the removal of old rose bushes. The design has been marked on the ground and work is continuing. More details HERE Thumbnail of the Sensory Garden at Forster Memorial Park

Green Shoots Project – Funding Awarded by Phoenix Community Housing!

To all Phoenix residents

Thanks so much for the support for our Green Shoots project, because, thanks to you, we have been awarded funding from Phoenix Community Housing. This will support community recovery from Covid with FREE outdoor exercise and nature play in Forster Park. Find out more by watching our video (HERE).

Forest Church

On the first Sunday of each month a new Forest Church will meet from 1-3pm in the park. Not sure what a Forest Church is? HERE are more details.

A map of Forster Memorial Park
Finding your way around the park

**Park Covid Update**

Hi everyone – thanks for staying safe and looking after each other and the park. Park staff and volunteers are working round the clock to keep our park beautiful for us all to enjoy.


1. Leave the park how you found it: 

Put litter in the bin or take it home with you if they are full. ♻️ at home.

2. Help park staff: 

Report litter, fly tipping, gatherings, graffiti, bonfires or bbqs to: or call them on 020 8318 3986.

3. Follow Covid rules: 

Please keep 2m distance and follow social distancing guidelines at all times.

Report COVID breaches to park security at Glendale and to Police at or call 101.

4. Protect our trees and lungs: 

Don’t have BBQs or Bonfires.

Thank you! Enjoy your time in the park :-

Friends of Forster Memorial Park


Did you know, in July 2019 London made headlines around the world, when it was declared the first National Park City in the world. READ MORE

Open green spaces have an important part to play in a 21st-century city – with a history dating back to Roman Times.  Forster Memorial Park hasn’t changed much in the last 1,000 years. . READ MORE


There’s space for children to play and explore, space to walk the dog, space to exercise and space to relax and get away from it all!  You can also enjoy the space with others.  See what’s on



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