South Croydon Recreation Ground 8063

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

There was once a bandstand, and cricket and football were played here. Little of the 19th-century fabric remains today, although there are beech, plane and lime trees along the north boundary, and a tree-lined walk along the railway embankment.


South Croydon developed in the 19th century largely as a result of the railway and in 1888 Croydon Corporation sought to provide recreation facilities to serve the growing population. Originally referred to as 'Brighton Road Recreation Ground', the site that is now South Croydon Recreation Ground was purchased in 1889 and opened to the public in 1895.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 8am Mon-Fri/9am weekends - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 8am Mon-Fri/9am weekends - dusk.


Rail: Sanderstead, Purley Oaks. Bus: 403


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust