Already feeling those end of summer blues? Croydon borough has several beautiful parks perfect to entertain the kids or relax your mind and destress. We will take you on a tour of 7 scenic parks in Croydon so you can get those steps in whilst enjoying their peaceful atmospheres.
Cornwall Rd, Croydon CR0 3RD
Wandle Park was given a well-deserved makeover in 2012 and is still thriving off these improvements, particularly the bandstand. There is also a river that runs through the park, offering visitors a peaceful escape from the bustling city. This park also holds great community events, including the Wandle Park Community Garden, where locals can meet on a Sunday and discuss their mutual love for home grown food and gardening.
Images George Rex
84 Coombe Rd, Croydon CR0 5RA
This extra large park is the perfect location to walk your dogs or get yourself moving this year. With a fantastic view of some of the oldest trees in Croydon, this wide open park is a breath of fresh air, perfect for a late summer picnic! As well as cross country running routes, the park also has a bowling green and disc golf areas for all the family to join in.
32 Burnham Gardens, Croydon CR0 6NP
This park is part of the former Addiscombe railway track between East India Way and Blackhorse Lane tram stop. First and foremost, it is a community garden where locals will be able to get stuck in and watch the seeds they plant grow into colourful and delicate flowers. Make sure to head over to their Facebook page where they carefully document all the plants growing and the wildlife thriving at this park!
Addiscombe Railway Park Community Garden
Arthur Court, 2 Fairfield Path, Croydon CR0 5PB
Park Hill’s timetable is always jam packed with exciting events to keep both the kids and adults entertained this year. Some of their past events have included the popular Free Cricket with Professional Players and Coaches, where your children learn from the best and get themselves moving in a fun way! Their Walled Garden is also popular to grow your own flowers, as well as the Historic Water Tower. Keep updated with their latest events on their Facebook page!
Friends of Park Hill Park & Recreation Ground Croydon
193 Albert Rd, London SE25 4NE
South Norwood Country Park is stunningly decorated with thousands of wild flowers across a meadow, where you can reconnect with nature this year. Discover the wet land that expands into the vast lake where you can watch the water flow and feel it calm your mind. They host a range of Wildlife Walks, with their next event being a spooky Bat Walk on Friday 4th October 2019!
South Norwood Country Park
South Croydon, Croydon CR0 9HU
Selsdon Wood has become a place where locals can deeply connect with its community’s past and present. The Friends of Selsdon Wood work tirelessly to keep the beautiful wild flowers growing here and love to celebrate its community by showcasing several galleries of photos taken by visitors of the park. They are even still accepting entries for their annual photo competition for any budding Croydon photographers!
Friends of Selsdon Wood
Croydon CR0 5RQ
This park is the last, but by no means least on our list, entering the scene with a burst of colour. Locals love coming here for morning, afternoon and evening walks with the stunning wild flowers that surround them. Don’t know where to start? The park provides information on guided walking routes around the site so you can relax and soak everything in. Don’t forget to stop by the small pond and waterfall along Coombe Lane frontage too!
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