The Recreation Ground is predominantly open green space that is used for playing fields, with perimeter path and trees. To the north is a woodland path following part of the old railway line between Merton Park and Morden Road, improved in the 1990s as part of Merton Park Green Walks.
Abbey Recreation Ground was once within the lands of Merton Place estate owned by Lord Nelson, where he lived form 1801-1805 immediately prior to his death at the Battle of Trafalgar. In the 19th century the estate was largely built over for housing.
Visitor FacilitiesMon - Fri 8am - dusk; Sat/Sun/Bank holidays 9am - dusk
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsMon - Fri 8am - dusk; Sat/Sun/Bank holidays 9am - dusk
DirectionsTube: South Wimbledon (Northern). Bus: 93, 470
London Parks and Gardens Trust