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Spring moves into Summer in London
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Nature in the Royal Parks
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London's Royal Parks Greenway Walk and River Thames Path Whitehall Link
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2010 Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
2010 Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
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2013 Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
2013 Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
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Kensington Gardens: one of London
Kensington Gardens: one of London's Royal Parks
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Make a day of it in London
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London's Royal Parks Celebrate 160 Years
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Royal Parks London Half Marathon 2010
Royal Parks London Half Marathon 2010
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The Royal Parks - Winter Wonderland
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Royal Parks Half Marathon London 2010
Royal Parks Half Marathon London 2010
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Park Nature - Spring moves into Summer in the Royal Parks
Park Nature - Spring moves into Summer in the Royal Parks
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Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks 3
Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks 3
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Royal Parks Foundation Ultra 2012
Royal Parks Foundation Ultra 2012
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Royal Parks Half Marathon 2013 video
Royal Parks Half Marathon 2013 video
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Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks 2
Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks 2
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Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in London
Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in London
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Building the threesixty Theatre in Kensington Gardens
Building the threesixty Theatre in Kensington Gardens
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My Royal Parks Half-Marathon Fundraising Video
My Royal Parks Half-Marathon Fundraising Video
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Ebony Bones - OneTaste & Royal Parks Stage, Fete De La Musique, London
Ebony Bones - OneTaste & Royal Parks Stage, Fete De La Musique, London
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London Half Marathon: Royal Parks 2009
London Half Marathon: Royal Parks 2009
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The London Royal Parks Foundation 2010 - Verso la città
The London Royal Parks Foundation 2010 - Verso la città
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Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2012
Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2012
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London Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2011, 10 Minutes
London Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2011, 10 Minutes
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Driving Through London Royal Parks 2012 (Drivers POV)
Driving Through London Royal Parks 2012 (Drivers POV)
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2013 Royal Parks Foundation Ultra
2013 Royal Parks Foundation Ultra
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Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks 4
Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks 4
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Royal Parks Half Marathon London  2009
Royal Parks Half Marathon London 2009
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Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks 1
Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks 1
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The Royal Parks - Best Green Contribution to London 2012
The Royal Parks - Best Green Contribution to London 2012
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The London Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, 2011, from a runners perspective, by Trek and Run
The London Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, 2011, from a runners perspective, by Trek and Run
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The Royal Wedding - Preparations in the Royal Parks - Flower Beds
The Royal Wedding - Preparations in the Royal Parks - Flower Beds
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Jenny Jones AM questions the Royal Parks on cycling in parks
Jenny Jones AM questions the Royal Parks on cycling in parks
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Get Fit in the Great Outdoors -The Royal Parks
Get Fit in the Great Outdoors -The Royal Parks
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Hyde Park: London
Hyde Park: London's most famous Royal Park
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On the finishing line: my first 22km race @ London
On the finishing line: my first 22km race @ London's Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
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Greenwich Park London - Cutty Sark, Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Rosegarden
Greenwich Park London - Cutty Sark, Maritime Museum, Royal Observatory, Rosegarden
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London Marathon Virgin #26: Running round the royal parks
London Marathon Virgin #26: Running round the royal parks
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9.5 MILES RUN TRAINING ALONG LONDON ROYAL PARKS
9.5 MILES RUN TRAINING ALONG LONDON ROYAL PARKS
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Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks
Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks
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Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks 5
Richmond Park - London The Royal Parks 5
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The Royal Parks - London Richmond Park 2
The Royal Parks - London Richmond Park 2
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The Royal Parks
The Royal Parks
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Royal Parks Half Marathon 2013
Royal Parks Half Marathon 2013
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Parkour Generations - royal parks half marathon
Parkour Generations - royal parks half marathon
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The Royal Parks Half Marathon London @ finish line - 07.10.2012
The Royal Parks Half Marathon London @ finish line - 07.10.2012
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The Royal Parks Half Marathon London @ 7k - 07.10.2012
The Royal Parks Half Marathon London @ 7k - 07.10.2012
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Hyde Park London
Hyde Park London
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SIMON GUDGEON ISIS SCULPTURE-ROYAL PARKS FOUNDATION-HYDE PARK-LONDON
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Kensington Gardens 5th of 8 Royal Parks
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Hyde Park and part of Kensington Gardens c.1833

The Royal Parks of London are lands originally owned by the monarchy of the United Kingdom for the recreation (mostly hunting) of the royal family. They are part of the hereditary possessions of The Crown.

Parks[edit]

With increasing urbanisation of London, some of these were preserved as freely accessible open space and became public parks with the introduction of the Crown Lands Act 1851. There are today eight parks formally described by this name and they cover almost 2,000 hectares (4,900 acres) of land in Greater London.

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens (which are adjacent), Green Park, Regent's Park and St James's Park are the largest green spaces in central London. Bushy Park, Greenwich Park and Richmond Park are in the suburbs. The Royal Parks agency also manages Brompton Cemetery, Grosvenor Square Gardens, Victoria Tower Gardens and the gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street.[9]

Legal position[edit]

The public does not have any legal right to use the Parks, as public access depends on the grace and favour of The Crown, although there are public rights of way across the land. The Royal Parks Agency manages the Royal Parks under powers derived from section 22 of the Crown Lands Act 1851. As part of its statutory management function the Agency permits the public to use the Parks for recreational purposes, subject to regulations issued under the Parks Regulation Acts 1872–1926 which are considered necessary to secure proper management, preserve order and prevent abuse within the Parks. The current regulations are the Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces Regulations 1997.

Management[edit]

They are managed by The Royal Parks (an executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport) and are policed by the Royal Parks Operational Command Unit of the Metropolitan Police (the English section of the previous force policing the parks, the Royal Parks Constabulary, has been abolished). The main form of funding for the Royal Parks is a central government grant. This contrasts with most of London's other parks, which are funded by local borough councils. The Royal Parks generate additional income from commercial activities such as catering and staging public events such as concerts.

The Royal Parks Foundation is a registered charity which raises funds to protect, support and create new opportunities within the Parks. They have a number of membership schemes such as adoption and champion programmes.

Mayoral control[edit]

In 2010, Mayor of London Boris Johnson proposed that control over the Royal Parks should be devolved to the Greater London Authority[10] and the government put forward proposals for that to happen later on that year.[11] The plan was welcomed by Royal Parks but it may not be implemented until after the 2012 London Olympic games.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Thurston, Hazel. Royal Parks For The People: London's Ten. UK and USA: David and Charles. Vancouver: Douglas, David and Charles. 1974. ISBN 0-7153-6454-5. Includes listing of the Parks with black-and-white photographic plates.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 0°09′55″W / 51.5081°N 0.1654°W / 51.5081; -0.1654

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