The London National Park City launches on July 22nd. Be part of it. We’ll be keeping this page updated with all the ways you can get involved.

Be sure to put 20-28 July in your diary. This is when the first London National Park City Festival will be happening with events taking place across the capital. The Festival is being led by the Mayor of London’s Environment Team in collaboration with the National Park City Foundation and many other partners.

The countdown has begun.

Key dates

20 - 28 July - London National Park City Festival

22 July Launch event and Summit at City Hall

22 July 2019 - 21 July 2020, Launch year

London National Park City is Opening*

You can badge any event, project, talk, walk, celebration with our new London National Park City is Opening* wordmark or any of our other wordmarks. Download from our IdentityToolkit page and use on posters, online posts, websites, and more.

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As a group, business, organisation organising an event, talk, project etc in support of the launch of the National Park City in 2019 you may use this to badge any aspect. On posters, online, etc.

Download London National Park City Is Opening* - all colours and formats


Here are some ways you can get involved.

1. Do something

The London National Park City is all about enjoying being outdoors and making life in London greener, healthier and wilder. You can help launch the National Park City by simply going on a walk somewhere new, growing some plants, taking a friend wild swimming or doing something else that contributes to these goals. If you are on social media, please share any photos using our hashtag #NationalParkCity.

2. Sign-up to our newsletter

We’ll keep you updated with with news and opportunities. You can sign up to our newsletter here.

3. Join our campaign to Make Life Better

Do you ever feel that life could be better? We do. That’s why we’ve created 10 Ways to Make Life Better and lots of ideas of things you can do to make life better in London. Joining this campaign is a great way to start bringing the National Park City to life in your life. You’ll even get a free poster to download.

4. Organise a mini opening ceremony

We’re inviting anyone to help celebrate the launch of the London National Park City by organising a mini opening ceremony which can happen anytime in the run up to the launch or in the months following the launch. Our aim is for 100 of these take place across the capital.  You could open a new pond, wild street, swing, nature reserve, piece of land, art,a walk or something else inspired by the National Park City.

Register your own Mini Opening Ceremony on our map now >>>

5.Organise an event as part of the National Park City Festival

We’re working with the Mayor of London on the first National Park City Festival. The festival runs from 20-28 July 2019 and will mark London becoming a National Park City and celebrate London’s amazing outdoors.  

The festival will host several flagship events throughout the week – more details to be announced shortly.

Organisations and groups, big and small, are also encouraged to participate by running their own activities, covering cultural, health and fitness, wildlife and the environment. A printed programme will be distributed as well as an online activity listing to reach as many Londoners as possible. To register your event for inclusion in this guide please fill out the details on the Mayor of London form available from the Greater London Authority's Festival page before 3rd May.

Register your event for the National Park City Festival week >>>

Grant funding of between £200 to £2,000 was made available to help organisations across London to run festival activities. Funding will support organisations to host activities  benefiting their local community, particularly reaching out to broader networks and attracting those who traditionally under-use outdoor space. For more details , visit the Greater London Authority’s website


6. Organise an event as part of our launch year

Are you organising a London National Park City inspired or supporting event between 22 July 2019 and 21 July 2020? We’ll be sharing details here soon on how you can get your event or project listed on this website.


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