About Us

Welcome to the official website of The Friends of Finsbury Park.

The Friends of Finsbury Park is a charity that was formed in 1986 by people who care about Finsbury Park – its past, present and future. We are a small but growing group of residents and volunteers who live or work in the local area

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As spending cuts threaten green spaces all across the country, it’s increasingly up to Friends groups to step in and make sure parks are well-maintained, safe to use and free from the threat of closure, over commercialisation and development.

Councils all over London are looking to host huge commercial events and music festivals such as Wireless in Finsbury Park in order to bring in much needed income for their parks, but if we are to secure the future of our green spaces, we must look at less damaging, alternative ways to bring in income and expand our ideas to look at community based park management schemes, new partnerships and events that are more appropriate for the spaces they are in and don’t exclude local people.

These ideas will form the foundations for a better, more sustainable future for all parks. Councils must realise that a new kind of approach is needed if our parks are to survive. There must be more community involvement, and a realisation that working with conservation groups like The Friends of Finsbury Park can help.

These ideas will form the foundations for a better, more sustainable future for all parks. Councils must realise that a new kind of approach is needed if our parks are to survive. There must be more community involvement, and a realisation that working with conservation groups like The Friends of Finsbury Park can help.