Victoria Park Lantern Festival

About the Friends of Victoria Park

FOVP History

Formed in 1998, the Friends of Victoria Park (FOVP), are a concerned group of West End residents and community members who came together in May 1998 as a result of the closure of the swimming pool in Victoria Park. Through the summer of 1998, the Friends worked closely with the city on a number of Park projects: overseeing a successful summer recreation programme and, the installation of new playground equipment (a donation from Saturn and Hickman Motors). Our goal is to ensure that Victoria Park regains and retains its historical place as a vibrant, safe and enjoyable environment for all residents and visitors.