Introduction The Royal Parks (TRP) is a charity created to support and manage 5,000 acres of Royal parkland, looking after eight of London’s largest open spaces; Hyde, The Green, Richmond, Greenwich, St James’s, Bushy and The Regent’s Parks, and Kensington Gardens. They also manage other important open spaces in the capital including Primrose Hill, Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens, Canning Green and Poet’s Corner. In 2017, we took over the role of managing the parks from The Royal Parks Agency – a former executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as well as fundraising and some education from the Royal Parks Foundation. The two organisations joined forces to create our charity and bring together the best of fund- raising, education and park management. The parks are owned by the Crown with their responsibility resting with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The Royal Parks charity manages the parks on behalf of the government.
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