The Friends of Downhills Park were established in 1999, developing out of the Parks Sub-Group of the West Green Residents’ Association.
Recognizing the importance of Downhills Park, Lordship and Belmont recreation grounds to the quality of life in West Green ward, the Friends aimed to promote the public benefit and enjoyment of these open spaces by involving local people in planning and decision-making affecting these areas and encouraging more local people to use the parks and take an active interest in their future.
FODP has since spawned two very active daughter Friends groups for Lordship and Belmont Rec, and now concentrates on Downhills Park.
The Friends work to benefit the inhabitants of the London Borough of Haringey in particular, but not exclusively, in West Green. They have campaigned to reverse the decline in the park in the 1990s, to press for improvements in its facilities while protecting its historic character, and to enhance public interest and awareness of the park.
For more information check out the Friends of Downhills website. Click HERE