Welcome to Friends Of Kings Park, Glasgow UK
Welcome to the website of The Friends of the Kings Park (FOKP). The Friends of Kings Park was established in 2006 by a group of residents who were interested in developing the park as a valuable community resource.
We are a dedicated group of local volunteers who work closely with the Parks Department, local residents and schools to help implement and organise better facilities and events for residents to enjoy in Kings Park.
To find out more about us or to join our group, please visit our 'About Us' page for further information on how to be involved and help make Kings Park a better community resource.
Kings Park Location
Below is a street view image showing one of Kings Park entrances on Carmunnock Road.
Kings Park Videos
Below are some recent videos taken by group members of Kings Park.
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FOKP requires volunteers
Friends of Kings Park requires volunteers to assist with the ongoing maintenance work on phase 2 of the Sensory Garden project, which is scheduled for completion in summer of 2012.
General duties will include planting, weeding and working with the group on other maintenance issues of the Sensory Garden.
Due to the average age of our members and also the lack of additional support from public bodies, we cannot continue without the help of the general public like yourselves to move the project forwards to a satisfactory completion.
7-a-side Football Pitch in Kings Park
The 7 a-side football pitch in Kings Park is completed. The football pitch is located on top of the hill in Kings Park.
A map of the football pitch location is shown above.
The accompanying video shows the football pitch in its current state of completion ready for use.
Volunteers from Scottish Enterprise helping to maintain our sensory gardens
The Friends Group is very fortunate and thankful to have volunteers from the Scottish Enterprise to help us maintain and work in our sensory garden project. Above are some images of the volunteers in action on the day.
The volunteers started on August 21st and have done a fantastic job in helping us maintain and restore the garden to its original state.
The group would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers and Scottish Enterprise for their hard work on the day.
Tesco Bank volunteers helping to maintain our sensory gardens
The Friends Group is very fortunate and grateful to have volunteers from Tesco Bank to help us maintain and work on our sensory garden project. Above are some images of the volunteers in action on the day.
The volunteers started on September 12th and have done a fantastic job in helping to maintain the upkeep of the sensory garden in preparation for the winter.
The group would like to take this opportunity to offer their most sincere gratitude to Tesco Bank and their volunteers and hope to work again with them soon in the not too distant future.
Volunteers from RBS helping to maintain our sensory gardens
FOKP wish to thank the Group Team Practice, led by Laura Miller for their work in the Sensory Garden on the 21st September 2012. The Group did a fantastic job and the sensory garden is now looking it's best.
Volunteers from KPMG helping to maintain our sensory gardens
FOKP wish to thank the volunteers from KPMG, led by Nicola Cooke for their work on the sensory garden on the 19th October 2012. Their combined hard work has helped transformed the sensory garden to its best.
Santa Grotto 2012
FOKP organized a santa grotto for local schools and nurseries from the 12th to 14th December 2012 at Cathcart Parish church. The schools and nurseries involved include Kings Park Primary 1; Hilltop Nursery; Croftfoot Primary; St. Fillans Nursery; St. Mirrens Primary and Look Who's Learning Nursery. A total of 461 children in total turned up on those days.
Despite the cold weather, we had a good turnout and the kids enjoyed meeting with santa and getting their wishes fulfilled.
We would also like to thank Neil, the church minister for giving us permission to use the church and to Glasgow City Council Charities.
3Mobile Group Sensory Garden volunteers
The Friends of Kings Park would like to thank the team from 3 Mobile for their superb efforts.Everyone worked hard and willingly to make a great difference to the sensory garden.It now looks so much better and the painting of the rose bower metalwork finished the work in style.