Myatt's Fields Park Project
Myatt’s Fields Park is run by a charity called Myatt’s Fields Park Project (MFPP) in partnership with Lambeth Council.
Our mission is to grow a green and healthy neighbourhood by providing a beautiful environment, along with events, food, wellbeing, education and enterprise projects that meet the needs of our diverse area. We see the park as a true community hub, welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds.
MFPP was started by a group of park users in 2000, becoming a charity in 2005. In the past we worked alongside the council, managing additional activities, including the cafe, greenhouse and events programme. In the wake of budget cuts, Lambeth were looking at innovative ways of running green spaces and in September 2015 they began to hand over to MFPP.
Since then we’ve collaborated with the council to develop Myatt’s Fields as a 'Pioneer Park', receiving support to become financially sustainable by hiring out spaces for weddings and private events, working with businesses and partnering with community groups.
We’re proud of everything we’ve achieved. In 2010 we raised £3 million to renovate the park, providing a new playground, children’s centre and toilets. We've worked with local groups and individuals through our greenhouse and community programmes exploring world food history.
In the summer of 2017 we signed a short-term contract with the council – they will maintain the park to a high standard and fund up to £500,000 to rebuild our park depot with a view to using the space for community projects, as well as a source of income – all of which will go back into the park.
But beyond 2019, there is no guarantee of future funding. That’s where you come in. More than ever, we need your ideas, time, skills, contacts and support to keep the park bursting with life! To find out more about how you can get involved, please click here or email our park manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
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