Bruce Castle Park
Lordship Lane, N17
Basketball, Multi use play area (MUGA), Kickabout Area, Paddling Pool, Playground, Natural Play Area, Tennis, Picnic Area, Holocaust Memorial Garden, Conservation Area, Café, Toilets, Historic Oak Tree, Bruce Castle Museum (light refreshments are available here).
Green flag award
Bruce Castle Park first won the prestigious Green Flag award in 2003 and has retained it every year since.
Book tennis courts online
You can now book Bruce Castle Park tennis courts online.
Visit the OpenPlay website (external link) for details.
About Your Park
Located in Tottenham, Bruce Castle Park covers eight hectares of parkland and is rich in history dating back to the early 11th century.
The park was created from the remains of the ancient Bruce Castle family estate, purchased by the Council in 1892. Bruce Castle Museum, a Grade 1 listed 16th century manor house, now houses the borough’s local history collections and archives and has been open since 1927. The Museum and Parks Service produced a tree trail for the park, detailing an exciting trail for children to follow. This is available to download from the Council’s website and from the Museum: www.haringey.gov.uk/treetrail
Each year nearly 900,000 people visit the park to use its many facilities including the tennis and basketball courts, boules or to enjoy festivals and events. In the summer. The most visited attraction in Bruce Castle Park has to be the brilliant paddling pool which children and families flock to when it is open from the end of May – September.
A magnificent ancient oak tree dominates the northern side of the park. This impressive large Oak Tree is believed to be about 500 years old and came runner up in the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year award.
The Pavilion, now used as a café (T on the Green Tea Rooms), provides meals and snacks and is involved in community activities.
The park is also home to a poignant Holocaust Memorial Garden which contains some touching sculptures to help visitors reflect on this tragedy.
For details on how to get to Bruce Castle Park please see our A-Z of Parks.
To read more about how Bruce Castle Park is managed, please read the Bruce Castle Park Management Plan 2019 (PDF, 4MB)
Bruce Castle Park is part of the Better Haringey Walking Trail.
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Park opening and closing times
Our parks are opened at dawn and locked at dusk. These times change depending on the time of year so for more detailed closing times please see our Approximate Park Locking Times (Word, 55KB)