Working in partnership with The Royal British Legion the programme protected parks and green spaces in perpetuity to honour the memory of the millions who lost their lives in World War I.

Landowners across the UK were encouraged to dedicate war memorial playing fields and recreation grounds, memorial gardens, parks or recreation grounds that contain a war memorial and other valued green spaces that have some significance to World War I as Centenary Fields.

The programme was launched by Fields in Trust President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, at Coventry's War Memorial Park on 16th July 2014. Two years later, at the mid-point of the programme, The Duke unveiled the Centenary Fields plaque at Kensington Memorial Park and planted poppy seeds with local school children.

Centenary Fields Legacy

To mark the conclusion of Centenary Fields we showcased one space protected under the programme each day from Wednesday 8th August 2018, a century on from the start of The 100 Days Offensive, through to Sunday 11th November 2018. Discover the stories the campaign has told by exploring the interactive Centenary Fields Legacy map.

Listen to a discussion about Centenary Fields

Centenary Field Day

If you are planning any sort of community event on your Centenary Field we can send you a special Centenary Field Day event pack. Contents include t-shirts, medals, poppy seeds and posters as well as a wealth of ideas for activities that people would have participated in at their local park 100 years ago.

Bring your local community together to commemorate and remember the sacrifices of local people during World War I and celebrate the fact that your local green space is now protected forever. Just email with your name, contact details, date of the event and the address you would like your event pack to be sent to.


How to Protect: Find out the protection process and about our Deed of Dedication

Active Spaces: Securing recreational spaces and supporting community activation

Have a Field Day: Host a party or a picnic in your park this July

Research: Revaluing parks and green spaces