We are a registered charity and a community centre situated on a 15 acre site in Knowle. Our aim is to support local people to learn, gain employment, be fit and healthy, appreciate each other, enjoy life and reach their full potential.
There is always something fun and exciting happening at The Park
The Park is passionate about supporting and training learners to gain qualifications, skills and confidence to help them towards the world of work. We do this in a nurturing environment that considers the individual needs of our young people.Take a look
We have a range of facilities that our community is welcome to use and we also offer the option to hire space for a wide variety of occasions
The Park is passionate about supporting and training learners to gain qualifications, skills and confidence to help them towards the world of work.
We serve delicious, good value, freshly prepared food using quality ingredients.
Food is served from 8am till 4pm
For all our learners and their families:
Although The Park is currently closed, all learners on our Education provision are still learning and being supported by our tutors and education team. This will continue until the end of the academic year. Everyone has been written to and spoken to but please feel free to contact us if you need additional support or have any questions.
If you have applied to be with us in September, you should receive a letter. We obviously cannot interview at present but will do so as soon as possible and organise taster and transitions sessions when we are allowed to. Take care and thanks for your understanding at such a difficult time.
JUNE PARTIAL OPENING PLANNED
While The Park has been closed since March 23rd we have been busy supporting critical community work by giving safe access to parts of the building and our kitchen to some organisations.
We have been actively involved with the Knowle West Hub providing food and practical support to people in need. Our students and teaching staff have kept up with their learning remotely and many of our tenant organisations, including those providing fitness classes, have moved to online participation.
We are so grateful to our staff, volunteers and tenant organisations for their support and for keeping going! We can’t wait to see everyone.
Following Government guidelines to allow people back to work if they cannot work from home, we are currently considering the steps we need to take to safely open The Park. Although we will not get back to normal for the foreseeable future, we are planning a phased daytime opening once we have established all of the necessary precautions to keep everyone on site safe. We expect this to be by the second week of June as long as current Government guidance allows.
In the meantime, take care. If you need any support then please get in touch. We will keep you updated as we work hard to plan for the future.
With love from The Park team.