About the Friends

Join Friends of Blakers Park

The Friends began in 1989 as a community group to protect the park from a specific threat – the proposal to lay a hard surface over the southernmost area and “condense” the playground. A well-organised campaign prevented it from happening. From that enthusiastic launch, the Friends has grown into a local institution, focused on enhancing the park.

What we do

  • We chivvy and work with the Council to keep the park up to scratch.
  • We improve the park through our planting programme.
  • We support neighbourhood organisations and community groups that wish to use the park.