Robert Smith, one of the Friends' volunteers, has recently expanded and developed the Wikipedia page on Richmond Park to give a comprehensive outline of the many features of the Park. The page also incorporates a new section on the Friends , which relates some of our history and achievements.
You can read about the Park’s wildlife, its buildings and each of the gates that give access to the Park, and about the Ian Dury musical bench and the memorials to the poet James Thomson in the gardens of Pembroke Lodge.
Richmond Park in art lists paintings, drawings and sculptures and historic posters associated with the Park, including the oil painting "The Carlile Family with Sir Justinian Isham in Richmond Park" by Joan Carlile (1600–1679), who lived at Petersham Lodge and was one of the very first women to practise painting professionally.
In the new International connections section you can read about the other "Richmond Park" in Germany, created in 1768 in Brunswick for Princess Augusta, sister of George III. She was married to the Duke of Brunswick and was feeling homesick, so an English-style park was laid out and a palace built for her, both with the name "Richmond".
The Wikipedia text has been expanded with fascinating information on the Park’s history which has been developed in conjunction with another volunteer who is researching Richmond Park's past as part of the Friends of Richmond Park history project .Their efforts have brought the results of some very interesting work into the public domain for everyone to share.
Read all about it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond_Park