The Friends of Christchurch Park is a voluntary organisation with about 500 members. We believe that this Grade II listed park is special and try to support it in as many ways as we can.
Every year we run a series of free events, please click here to go to our Events page. For members of the public. Our bird and bat walks in the spring and autumn are led by experts and have proved extremely popular. We also put on a series of Brass on the Grass concerts every summer, making use of the magnificent band stand in the Arboretum. Local brass bands play in front of audiences numbering several hundred people.
We lobby on behalf of the park and try to ensure that the Park’s best interest are considered in planning and other matters.
In addition, we help fund various initiatives throughout the park. Last year we bought a piece of equipment for the new outdoor gym, bat boxes and wildflower seeds for the recently created meadows. We aim to publish a newsletter three times a year.
A small committee makes decisions about what we do with our funds and how we can best help, and we are always on the lookout for more committee members for more information please click here.
We hope that because of our work, the Park flourishes and continues to be one of the town’s treasures.
You will find details of how to become a member of the Friends of Christchurch Park by clicking here.
The Friends were recently approached by the Ipswich Star to contribute to an article about fascinating features in the Park. We were delighted to provide details, and you can read the whole piece by clicking here. If you would like to find out more about the buildings, monuments and places mentioned in the article do have a look at the more to see page by clicking here. If you’d like to join the Friends and support the Park, you can do so here. It only cost £10 a year.
The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards well-managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for their management across the United Kingdom and around the world.