Parks and Open Spaces
Haringey has more than 600 acres of parks, recreation grounds and open spaces offering a variety of free fun, games and entertainment.
Open spaces make an important contribution to our overall quality of life. Our Open Spaces Strategy draws upon a range of information and seeks to establish a longer term vision for the borough's parks and open spaces.
From playgrounds, to paddling pools, to tennis courts all ages are catered for. Our parks play host to a number of events, from small-scale community fairs to major music concerts. To find out more about some of the recent highlights taking place in the parks read the latest edition of Park Life - March 2015 (PDF, 310KB)
We have a number of service standards to which we work. These help us monitor performance and maintain our very high standards. Dog Control Orders were introduced in April 2013 to encourage responsible dog ownership.
We are proud of achieving Green Flag status for eighteen of our parks. These are for:
- Albert Road Rec
- Belmont Rec
- Bruce Castle Park
- Chapmans Green
- Chestnuts Park
- Coldfall Wood
- Downhills Park
- Down Lane Park
- Ducketts Common
- Fairland Park
- Finsbury Park
- Lordship Recreation Ground
- Markfield Park
- Paignton Park
- Priory Park
- Railway Fields Local Nature Reserve
- Russell Park and
- Stationers Park
The parks' Friends Groups play a major role in achieving and maintaining these high standards.
We also provide funding towards Lee Valley Regional Park (external link), London's biggest open space, stretching 26 miles along the leafy banks of the River Lee, from Ware in Hertfordshire, through Essex, to the Thames at East India Dock Basin.
Finsbury Park has recently undergone a major restoration and improvement programme that has seen the park restored to its former nineteenth century glory, while catering for modern day requirements.
Our 76 acres of allotments are in great demand for those wanting to grow anything from carrots to grapevines, so if you’re interested in taking your first step towards becoming self sufficient or you’re more interested in growing prize roses, then get in touch.
Two of our parks also make up part of the Capital Ring Walk, a route that explores the heritage, architecture and landscape of London. For full details on the walks that run through Haringey, download the two leaflets at the bottom of the page and get your walking boots on!
If you would like to discuss any aspect relating to our parks and open spaces then please contact:
- Parks Customer Care
Tel 020 8489 1000
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