Parks friends groups

Eight of our parks in Pendle have Friends groups, volunteers who dedicate some of their time and energy into caring for and improving their local park.

The Friends Groups meet on a regular basis. Often our staff, councillors and the Police also come along to the meetings. Anyone with an interest in the parks is welcome to join a Friends of the Parks group and give as much or as little time as they wish. If you're interested, email us on

There are currently eight Parks' Friends Groups:

  • Friends of Alkincoats Park, Colne
  • Friends of Ball Grove Park, Trawden
  • Friends of Barrowford Park
  • Friends of Brierfield Parks
  • Friends of Marsden Park, Nelson
  • Valley Gardens Working Group, Barnoldswick
  • Friends of Victoria Park, Nelson
  • Friends of Walverden Park, Nelson

We offer support and work with each group to offer advice and guidance and to help stage small events and activities in the parks.

If you want to set up a new Friends Group for a park that doesn't have one, email us on

Two representatives from each Friends of Parks group are invited to become members of the Pendle Parks Forum.

We need all kinds of people with different skills to become Friends of Parks. So whether you're a horticulture expert, you have organisational skills, you've a head for figures or you just like being active in the fresh air, we would love to hear from you.  

To add your own comments or views about the parks in Pendle, please visit the Green Flag Website.