Friends Group

Working to make Firth Park Friendly and Fun For All.

Friends of Firth Park

Formed in 2000, the Friends of Firth Park group works with the Council's Parks department to improve the facilities and environment of the park. They are passionate about building a strong sense of community and believe that the park is the focal point for this. Friends look for extra funding and put on activities, events and work days; they volunteer their time to make the park a friendlier and safer place for local people to come together in.

Blossom Tree By Bowling Pavilion Firh Park

Cake Stall Firth Park
Santa's Grotto Elves Firth Park

Making a Difference

Events the Friends have organised include May Day celebrations, concert bands, Halloween parties, Christmas Singalongs, litter picks and willow den maintenance days. Friends play a big part in organising the main park festivals too, specifically the Summer Tea Tent and Winter Santa's Grotto. Friends also runs a book group and Zumba class in the pavilion and they have raised money for more benches, play equipment, signage and for the Ripples project.

Christmas Sing A long Firth Park
Ripples Bench Firth Park
Ripples View Firth Park

The Ripples Project

Your Park Needs Your Voice

The Friends group meets in Henry’s Café in the First Start building on the third Thursday of each month* and all the dates are listed under the Events tab. Anyone who is interested in becoming involved in the group is welcome to come along. Volunteers are always needed; the bigger and more representative of local residents the group is, the stronger the community's voice will be in making decisions about the park.

*No meeting in December

Willow Den Firth Park

How To Join

Become a member of Friends of Firth Park, it’s just £2 per person per year, very good value for money!** There are two ways to join -

1. Download a form here to print and fill in, then send with your payment to the given address.

2. Follow the link here to the online form. Fill this in and we will send you an email containing payment details.

Friends are a voluntary group entirely reliant on subs and donations to cover their costs.

**Please note we won’t activate your membership until we receive your payment.

Contact Friends of Firth Park

07903230266 During Office Hours

Photos on this page, by Anna Mercedes-Wear and Sarah Hardy