Welcome to Friends of Burnley Parks

Welcome to Burnley’s official website for all the volunteer Friends of Parks groups. Here you will find all the information you need regarding the volunteer activities, events and find out how you can get involved in parks and greenspaces in your area. 

Currently we have 6 Green Flag parks all with active volunteer groups who are the voice of the community and work with Burnley Borough Council to preserve and enhance Burnley’s Parks.

We’ll be adding content as we go, for now, you’ll find the most content under the Friends of Towneley Park.


Summer Holiday Challenge – The Towneley Code

Our Summer Holiday Challenge starts on Saturday 20th July and runs throughout the school holidays!

It involves both a picture and a word trail taking you around woodland walk 3 on the Towneley Walks leaflet. You can get the leaflet via the link or from the Hall and Rotunda. It is a 2.5 mile route and you don’t have to do it all in one go, it can be done over more than one visit.

When you have cracked the code you can design a poster for our competition using the code to tell people how to look after our lovely park. (2 entries per trail sheet purchased)

Sheets are available from, and can be returned to, the Hall Shop or the Rotunda and cost £5 (cash preferred at the shop). Prizes will be presented on Thursday 22nd August.

All profits go to the Friends of Towneley Park to help maintain and improve the park.

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Join us on the Mutt Strut

Please support our local RSPCA animal centre at Altham by joining the Mutt Strutt
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Dragons in Towneley Park

The Friends of Towneley Park are raising funds for a Dragon Trail Art Installation in Thanet Lee Woods and are looking for local sponsors. The idea for the project came about when they
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