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.

Conservation is high on our agenda. Ancient Woodland, Local Nature Reserves and a number of conservation areas can also be found in the borough.

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.

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We are proud of achieving Green Flag status for eighteen of our parks. These are for:

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.

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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. Take a virtual tour (external link) of Finsbury Park and see for yourself how it looks now.

You can now also Take a virtual tour (external link) of Albert Road Recreation Ground, Priory and Bruce Castle Parks - without leaving your computer!

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!

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Contact

If you would like to discuss any aspect relating to our parks and open spaces then please contact:

Attached Files

Filename Filetype Size
Map of Haringey Parks and Open Spaces 2012 Microsoft Word DocumentWord289 KB

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