The park is located opposite Turnpike Lane Underground station, on Green Lanes. It offers several amenities including an outdoor gym and basketball courts.
The name 'Duckett’s' originated from Laurence Duket, a thirteenth-century landowner.
The wildflower meadows on Duckett's Common contain more than 30 wildflowers native to the area. They have been established since 2011 in more than 10,000 volunteer hours by members of Christ Church London, other Christians from around the Turnpike Lane area and local residents. The wildflower meadows are summer meadows with one hay cut in mid-August and a second towards the end of the year. Many insects such as bumble bees, butterflies and wild solitary bees are attracted by the nectar rich wildflowers.
Extending Café Roj - the community want a cleaner, greener and safer Turnpike Lane. One of the plans underway to help make the area safer is to reconfigure the Roj Café kiosk. Working in partnership with the café owners, we would like to extend the café to create an indoor seating area and toilet. This will allow customers to sit and enjoy food and drink from the café all year round, and help to activate the north end of the common.
This project will help create natural surveillance and reduce opportunities for anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and crime to happen.
Ducketts Common: Café Roj
Haringey Council’s Parks and Leisure service, working in partnership with our Wood Green Regeneration and Highways colleagues, are very pleased to announce that works to remove the existing café kiosk and replace it with a larger café with internal seating and a publicly accessible toilet are due to commence in mid-March 2021.
Works to create a new sewer connection for the toilet will be taking place over the first 4 weeks, with the main café build taking place from mid-April and be ready to open in summer 2021.
There will be considerable disruption to the site, with the northern section being effectively closed off for the first 4 weeks. However alternative pedestrian access arrangements will be put in place during this time.
It is hoped that this creative/landmark project will address a lot of problems at the site and provide a range of benefits, such as providing a safer and more secure park environment that offers more for families and the local community, whilst tackling anti-social behaviour and supporting a local independent business.