Haringey's park events

A varied and well-managed outdoor events programme offers much value and benefit to Haringey residents. We’re committed to supporting events in parks that contribute to our vibrant culture, environment and economy. 

Our  Outdoor Events Policy (PDF, 241KB) details how we: 

  • build a sustainable and varied programme of events for residents 
  • seek to protect the community and the parks and open spaces infrastructure 
  • reduce the negative impact events may cause 

Type of events  

Each year about 100 events take place in Haringey parks. 

This includes everything from small-scale community events and charity fun runs, to major music festivals. 

Community events 

Most park events are community events and we welcome and encourage these.  

There’s no application or park hire fees for community events with less than 100 attendees. 

GOV.UK has useful information on organising a voluntary event (external link)

You can also send us an email if you have any questions: EventManagement@haringey.gov.uk

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Money raised from events 

Events raise much-needed income which is invested back into Haringey's parks.  

Application and booking fees are used to: 

  • fund staffing and administration costs of the booking and event management process 
  • support and develop community-led festivals and events 
  • fund training opportunities for community event organisers to help increase the number of volunteers and skill levels 
  • make improvements to parks 

Finsbury Park 

All income generated from events held in Finsbury Park is spent on Finsbury Park as set out in the Open Spaces Act 1906.  

Money raised from major events in Finsbury Park goes towards: 

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Comment on park events 

We share park event applications with recognised park stakeholders. We consider their feedback before deciding on an application. 

If you have a concern about an event, you can raise it with: 

Your views are then fed back to us. 

Potential disruption caused by events 

There is usually little disruption for general park users. In fact, most events are free and open to the public so benefit local people. 

Finsbury Park 

Major events in Finsbury Park can affect those using the park and living and working in the area. This includes: 

  • parts of the park being unavailable to use 
  • large numbers of people coming into the area 
  • an increase in noise and litter 

In the months leading up to a major event, we develop a detailed action plan to reduce possible impact.  

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Noise and antisocial behaviour complaints 

If you’re disturbed by noise or antisocial behaviour from a park event, please contact our antisocial behaviour team

If the event is in Finsbury Park, please check our Finsbury Park large events page

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Page last updated:

January 28, 2022

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