Welcome to the Friends of Hatherop Park in Hampton in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. A new committee has been elected (January 2021) and an update of the website will be undertaken soon.


We are volunteers working in partnership with London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Council and people who use the Park. We suggest improvements and make them, such as the play area, sports pitches and the nature conservation area.


The entrance is at the west end of Broad Lane, at the junction of Hatherop Road. To see where we are, click map.


We work with the Council to maintain our prestigious national Green Flag Award. To find out more, click Green Flag Award.


To learn about its plants, birds, insects and habitats, click Nature and Ecology.


To read the minutes of the latest meetings as well as news of the next meeting of the Friends of Hatherop Park, please click Meetings and Minutes.


The new play road scheme was offically opened by Her Worship the Mayor of Richmond upon Thames, Cllr Meena Bond on Friday 18th October 2013.


Hatherop Park played host to several groups of excited and exceptionally well behaved pupils and children from local schools and nurseries:


Greenacres Day Nursery, Priory Road

Hampton Infant School

Buckingham Primary School


Hampton and Hampton Hill Junior schools both sent their Junior Safety Officers to assist at this event and meet the Mayor.


Buckingham Primary have made this lovely video of their trip to Hatherop Park for the official opening of the play road. 























The Mayor of Richmond opens the play road



We all had a great time!  Thanks to all the teachers and helpers who found time to bring the children along.    

Richmond's Junior  Safety Officers Greenacres children show how to cross the new play road

Richmond's Junior Safety Officers (L to R) from 

Buckingham Primary, Hampton Hill Junior, and

Hampton Junior schools assisting Madam Mayor

The youngest children - from Greenacres Day Nursery in Priory Road, Hampton - show that they know how to cross the new play road
 Hampton Infants show off the new play road to the Mayor  Pupils from local schools talking to the Mayor
Hampton Infants show the Mayor, on her mayoral scooter for the day, the new play road   Who's got the Mayor's hat?
 Buckingham pupils scooting on the play road  Buckingham pupils show their enthusiasm!

Buckingham pupils give a master class in scooting on the play road watched by local School Crossing Patrol man (affectionately known as our Lollipop man!)

Adrian Collins.

The enthusiasm shown by the children was infectious - this time it was the turn of pupils from Buckingham Primary. 
 Greenacres children presented to the Mayor  Hampton Junior JSOs
 Two of the Greenacres Nursery children greet the Mayor on arrival  The play road gets the thumbs up from the Hampton Junior Safety Officers (JSOs)


 See some more photos of the play road here.