Croydon Road Recreation Ground 7749

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Features of Croydon Road Recreation Ground include a children’s play area, paddling pool, three football pitches, bowling green, hard tennis courts and a basketball practice area.

History

In 1890 the Local Board purchased a 17-hectare meadow in Croydon Road next to the Cottage Hospital for a recreation ground. Croydon Road Recreation Ground was opened in 1891 and most of its original features are still intact, such as the ornamental entrance gates, lodge and railed bandstand. Soon after the new park opened, sporting activities became popular, which included cricket and bowls.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open from 7.30am weekdays/9am Sat/Sun/BHs - half hour after dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open from 7.30am weekdays/9am Sat/Sun/BHs - half hour after dusk.

Directions

Rail: Clock House, Beckenham Junction. Bus: 54, 194, 358, 726.