Ealing Parks Foundation (EPF) is a charitable organisation (Charity No 1195171), operating since January 2020. The Foundation was initially sponsored by the Parks Department of Ealing Council, who conducted the search for Trustees. Now well established, it is an independent organisation with all of its Trustees from the local community.
The London Borough of Ealing comprises seven towns which were united in the 1960s to form one of London’s most recent and diverse boroughs with residents numbering c. 370k. The towns, which all have their own character and needs, are Ealing, Acton, Hanwell, Greenford, Northolt, Perivale and Southall, This means that there are an impressive 140 Parks and green spaces with parks that reflect the character of their area. Additionally twenty-three of the Borough's parks currently have Green Flags awards!
The Foundation was formed in answer to the diminishing amount of public funding available for the enhancement of parks. While the Council continues to fulfil its statutory responsibilities there is no doubt that due to lack of funds it has become increasingly difficult for them to carry out non-statutory enhancements. This is at a time when due to recent circumstances more individuals are discovering and using their parks. The Foundation wants to ensure that our parks and green spaces are a good fit for our local community. Tied in with increasing knowledge and the need for more biodiversity in our parks and green spaces, coupled with the concept of active citizenship, it is an ideal climate in which to launch support for our parks through fundraising, advice and support.
Our objectives are to:
Enhance the community by supporting parks and green spaces and allowing them to thrive
Realise the full potential of Ealing’s parks and green spaces for everyone to enjoy
Contribute towards maintaining an excellent quality and appropriate quantity of parks and green spaces
Ensure that parks and green spaces have a positive influence on well-being
Promote activities that engage and empower local communities to actively care for their parks and green spaces
Create and promote opportunities for learning, participating and volunteering, through innovative schemes
Protect and enhance wildlife, heritage and biodiversity
Celebrate our parks and green spaces
Trees & Flowers
Streams, Pools & Lakes
"I live alone and work from home. I don't know how I would have survived during lockdown without being able to escape to the park every day.”
“We are so lucky living in Ealing with all the parks surrounding us - I just wish people would keep them clean and not litter.”
"My local park has been a lifesaver during lockdown - we live in a 8th story flat, it gave me and the children a sense of freedom"