Kings' park - Involving the community

Community Involvement

Volunteer gardeners

Kings' Park Volunteer Gardeners

A number of valuable projects have already been carried out by the Kings Park Volunteer Squad including the planting of over 2,000 snow drops next to the River Idle (Bridgegate) entrance to the park, wildlife projects, maintaining the Rose Garden, community litter picks and assisting with orienteering sessions. The volunteers normally meet on a monthly basis and new members are always welcome to join the group.  If you are interested in helping then please see the information sheet contained on this webpage.

Educational Visits and Project 

We are also able to offer help and assistance to schools or playgroups visiting any of our sites and give support to projects that can often be brought to life outside the classroom environment.

Purple Crocus for 'End Polio Now' 

 A project with Retford Rotary Club led to the planting of 10,000 purple crocus around the woodland area of Goodwin Hall Gardens. 

One of our last community projects of 2017 was working with Retford Rotary Club, where 5,000 purple crocus around the woodland area of Goodwin Hall Gardens.

The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child to indicate they have received their life saving oral polio vaccine.

Activities and events in Kings Park

Duck race on Charter Day

Kings Park continues to host many high-profile, well-attended community events and activities. Please visit the Council’s Events Diary to see what’s happening in the park this year.

Individuals or groups interested in using the park for an event or activity can submit a request by completing the 'Hold an Event' form which can be found on this web-page.



Last Updated on Wednesday, January 10, 2024