Let's make London greener, healthier and wilder

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One year on from London becoming the world’s first National Park City on 22 July 2019 we are forming a London National Park City Assembly. To inspire and attract applicants we showcased 100 Voices over three nights, sharing people's tales of how they're making our capital better for all.

#NatureNeedsHeroes because just caring is no longer enough

Over the last nine months National Park City Foundation has been working with the hip-hop artist Loyle Carner, Timberland (the sponsors of our Ranger programme), Croydon Borough Council, Urban Growth and a number of other organisations to turn a grey site, outside Thornton Heath Station, into something greener and more appealing for the local community.

The community joined in and were present with Loyle and others a few weeks ago to complete the planting. Watch the video to see Loyle tell the story. As Loyle says in the video #NatureNeedsHeroes, because just caring is no longer enough.

(If there is a site near you that you would like to see greened in a similar way, get in touch - we would love to hear about it.)


What if we saw the city from a bird's perspective? What would we do differently? For London Design Festival 2020, There Project take you on an audio journey along Regent's Canal to explore how design can help us be more ecocentric. Guided by conservationist, wildlife writer and #NationalParkCity Ranger Kabir Kaul, this podcast will take you from Islington Tunnel to Kingsland Basin Nature Reserve.

Wanted! National Park City Committed Volunteers

Are you a Communication Specialist? Would you like to help us build the London National Park City Wiki? Would you like to volunteer with National Park City? Read about our new positions for Volunteer Communication Specialists and a Wiki team focussed on the London National Park City. Apply before 30th September.


To celebrate the first anniversary of London becoming the World’s first National Park City, we held 3 online events showcasing 100 people who are doing things to make our National Park City greener, healthier or wilder. You connect with all of them and watch many of the talks here.


As part of our celebration of the first anniversary of London becoming the World’s first National Park City, the National Park City Rangers have created a short film about themselves and their work. Watch it here.


A brand new network of 54 passionate people with a wide range of experiences and talents who will help make London healthier, greener and wilder

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New London National Park City Rangers

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