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.

Nature inspired printmaking workshop

Towneley Hall, Historic House, Art Gallery & Museum

Come and join us for a wonderful FREE creative workshop for adults!

Nature inspired printmaking with artist Alan Birch

🌱 Wednesday 10th April

🌱 1pm-3pm

🌱Towneley Hall

🌱 Free but booking essential

Working with artist and printmaker Alan Birch, participants will draw from the natural history collection at Towneley Hall before transforming their drawings into tonal engravings. The prints will be created on the portable press using water based inks. Prior to the session Alan will demonstrate printing from a variety of printing plates. No experience needed.

This is a free workshop and places must be reserved.

Details, and how to book are here:


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Tree planting session

Join Trees for Burnley in Towneley for the last plant of the season on Sunday 7th April at 10 am. Meet in the old 9-hole golf car park on Deer Park Rd and
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Hedge planting session along Deerpark Road, Burnley

Burnley Borough Council are running a hedge planting session on Monday 18th March. If you are interested, please meet in the 9 hole golf course car park for 10am. Tools will be provided.
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