Friends of Philips Park
The Friends of Philips Park began in 2003, a group of local residents who volunteer their time, energy and ideas to care for and improve the park.
Since 2003 they have worked in partnership with the Medlock Valley Project to encourage community spirit and involvement for the good of the area – aiming to secure its future for everyone.
The Friends meetings are held in Philips Park Lodge on the 4th Thursday of each month. Want to become a member? Membership is open to all. For more information contact the Park Wardens on 0161 223 8278.
Philips Park has a dedicated group of allotment holders who work their plots growing food and participate in activities to enhance the park.
Do you have green fingers? Are you ready for a challenge? Have you got what it takes to deal with weeds, slugs and snails, greenfly, blight and other nasties? If so, then an allotment is for you!
You will benefit from:
- Eating fresh and organic food grown by yourself.
- Regular exercise, as part of a healthy lifestyle.
- Improving mental health.
- Doing your bit for the environment by protecting an open green space and reducing the pollution associated with the transportation and packaging of food.
- The simple pleasure of watching your plants grow.
- The opportunity to make new friends and become a seasoned allotmenteer.
- Plots designed for disabled people (wheelchair and non-wheelchair users) are available on some sites. Contact us for further information.
You will also qualify for a concession on the annual rent if you are aged 60+, receiving a pension, registered disabled, chronically sick or unemployed.
How to apply for an allotment plot at Philips Park
Contact the City Allotments Manager on 0161 226 3322.
Visit the Philips Park allotments on Sunday morning when people will be around who can help you.
Community Orchard Committee
The Community Orchard is located next to the allotments (opposite the Fairclough Street entrance) and was formed by local residents to provide a source of fresh produce and shared enjoyment for the community.
The inspiration for the orchard came from Bill Booth, a local community leader and long-standing Philips Park allotment holder, who envisaged a ‘green resource’ for the benefit of local people. The site has many apple trees and is designed to bring a warm welcome to anyone who visits the site.
The Community Orchard is open to everyone. If you would like to visit please contact East Manchester Parks on 0161 223 8278 to book an appointment.
Philips Park Bowlers
The Bowling green is situated near to the Visitor Centre next to the Peace Garden. Meeting regularly the local Bowling Club offers a warm and sociable welcome to new beginners, as well as more experienced bowlers. For more information contact Philips Park Visitor Centre.