Fishponds Park Surbiton

Community Park and Conservation Area
Woodland | Historic Ponds | Hay Meadow | Community Orchard

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Fishponds is a small municipal park in Surbiton - a haven for people, plants and animals alike, with two ponds, woodland spaces, a community orchard and garden, and an area of rich grassland managed as a meadow.

The park was originally within the grounds of a mid-18th century estate, The Fishponds. Now the park is managed by Kingston Council, supported by us - the active Friends of Fishponds group! We run regular friendly Action Days for volunteers to undertake maintenance, planting and litter picking in the park. Everyone is welcome to take part -follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (see bottom of page) or check out the events page on here to stay up to date with our events and activities.
  •  11/09/2023 07:00 PM

Join us for a fun Bat Walk where, with the help of an electronic bat detector, you'll get to spot and learn about some of the various species of bat that make Fishponds Park their home. Date and time: Monday 11th September at 7pm FREE EVENT BUT REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To book click below or visit:

  •  10/09/2023 12:00 PM

At this scything workshop you'll get the chance to try out the traditional art of scything in the park's haymeadow. Workshop takes places on Sunday 10th September at 12pm. EVENT IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Click the link below or visit:

  •  16/04/2023 10:00 AM
  •   Fishponds Park, Surbiton

Our next Fishponds action day is coming up soon. We will be meeting on the drive at the top of the hill in the middle of the park at 10 am on Sunday 16th April. We will be tackling a range of tasks including removing scrub that is encroaching onto the hay meadow, weeding the pollinator bed, maintaining the cages around the trees in the orchard, topping up the 'dead hedge' and doing a spot of litter picking. Hope you can join us. No need to RSVP - just turn up on the day.

  •  26/11/2022 03:00 PM
  • Location: To Be Announced

A round up of a year of Fishponds!

  •  15/10/2022 10:00 AM
  •   Fishponds Park, Surbiton

Come and help with tidying up the park, cutting back, weeding and litter picking! Refreshments and good company included. Bring your own gardening gloves if you can.

  •  22/09/2022 10:00 AM - 22/09/2022 12:00 PM
  •   Fishponds Park, Surbiton

Help prepare the park for autumn at this midweek volunteering session! Please bring gloves if you can, and a cup for hot drinks!

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The Friends of Fishponds aim to improve the park for the local community. We work to maintain and enhance this much loved space through volunteering and sharing information about the park, its history and wildlife.

We do this by:  
  • Improving the park and protecting and developing its range of wildlife habitats through regular action days and volunteering sessions.  
  • Collaborating with the council and its contractors to share information and coordinate activities. We also collate local people's feedback on park issues and share this to resolve problems. 
  • Using our social media and emails to inform and educate people about the park and local wildlife, we also promote relevant environmental messages. 
  • Promoting the fun, safe and healthy use of the park and actively discourage antisocial behaviour in the park.  
  • Working with partners such as Voices of Hope and Citizen Zoo to organise or promote volunteer maintenance and gardening sessions in the park. 
We were established in 2018 and are formed of a management committee and wider membership. To join the group email You can also get involved by simply coming along to one of our volunteer Action Days - all are welcome!

  • Fishponds Park Surbiton Surrey KT5