Gunnersbury Park is in line for a new lease of life after years of neglect - and local people are to decide how.
Nearby residents and park users say the it has been left to rot with buildings falling into disrepair but have been fearful of development in case the park is turned over to a hotel company or private investors.
The park is jointly managed by Hounslow and Ealing councils but in March last year a new board was appointed to spearhead regeneration, and now people are being invited to become stakeholders in the decision-making process.
Richard Gill has been appointed as development and regeneration manager for the park after previously working on a similar project at Chiswick House and Gardens, which is being transformed by a multi-million pound National Lottery grant.
He said: "These are exciting times for Gunnersbury Park. There is a real desire to find new investment and transform this much-loved park for present and future generations to enjoy.
"While the board will be the main decision-maker, we are determined that people who have a genuine interest in improving the park should have an opportunity to influence that decision-making, and I hope people come forward to register their interest."
People who would make ideal stakeholders include anyone with a professional or voluntary background in parks, wildlife, leisure and heritage, or local people who regularly use the park. To register your interest call 020 8992 1612.