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The Lake Saltwell Park Gateshead

Become a friend and help Friends of Saltwell Park keep the park thriving for future generations

Friends of Saltwell Park is a community group made up of volunteers. Our vision is: "Saltwell Park, thriving at the heart of the community, safe and secure as “the People’s Park” for future generations.


The Friends help protect and promote Saltwell Park for the benefit and enjoyment of the community. We work closely with Gateshead Council and liaise with other Park users and local interest groups. 


Saltwell Park is recognised as one of the best parks in England and has won the prestigious Green Flag Award five times together with the Green Heritage Accreditation. This success is due to the dedication of Council maintenance staff and the work of the Friends of Saltwell Park. 

Friends of Saltwell Park Volunteers

Get involved,
become a friend

For details of our regular activities, upcoming events, and how you can become a friend, please browse through our website. We welcome new friends and always need more volunteers for light gardening, administration and to help with refreshments etc. during our events. Please join us to help continue to make Saltwell Park a favourite recreational destination for local people and to have your say in its future.


Friends of Saltwell Park created the Apple Bee Community Orchard with the participation of the local community and local school children and are developing this space further to encourage nature and provide foraging for bees and other pollinators.

Saltwell Park
Park Watch

Report dog-fouling, littering, graffiti, motorbikes etc in the Park:

Phone 0191 4775000 (24 hr number)

Report low level criminal offences...broken glass, vandalism (anything not happening now):

Phone 101

If you feel threatened or harassed or see a fire or an incident:

Phone 999

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