Finsbury Park

Green Flag Award Winner since 2007

Celebrating 150 years

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of Finsbury Park. To celebrate the occasion we will be hosting a wide range of events and activities by working with the local community. Find out what we have planned and how you can get involved.

About Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park underwent a £5million Heritage Lottery Funded restoration and improvement programme in 2005. In recognition of the transformation, the Park was awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2007 and has retained it ever since.

Finsbury Park provides a rich tapestry of landscapes and a variety of facilities now catering for twenty-first century needs.

It is the largest park managed by the council and offers a peaceful green retreat from its urban built-up surroundings.

Opening times

Opening and closing times of the park are dependent on season, but generally the park is opened at dawn and locked when it gets dark.

History

The grade II listed Park was officially opened in 1869 and continues to evoke its undoubted value as a 'People’s Park'.

Many of the park's original features have been restored to their former glory including the re-landscaping of the American Gardens and Alexander McKenzie’s historical flower gardens, now reflecting much of his original design which was lost for many years.

Back to top


Facilities

Facilities include: Basketball, Boating Lake, Bowling Club, Café, Playgrounds, Tennis, Toilets, Track and Gym, Skatepark, Parking, Picnic Areas, Formal Gardens, Kick about area

A new outdoor Gym has been completed opposite the American Garden in the north-east of the park (nearest gate is Endymion Rd – turn left onto the Carriageway and the gym is on your right). There are 14 pieces of equipment that provide 20 exercise stations. There is no need for an induction, use is free from dawn to dusk, but at the users own risk. The gym is for everyone aged 12 and over. If you are unsure about taking physical exercise, see you family doctor.

If you visit and a piece of equipment is not working or you would like more information on joining our indoor gyms please use our park e-form.

Other new facilities include an enclosed, dog-free play area with an exciting water feature - designed by children, for children. A new and improved café building housing public toilets and open all year round, and the construction of two Victorian-styled seating shelters, offering a place for quiet contemplation or protection from the sun or rain.

Back to top


Sports facilities

Finsbury Park is also very popular for its sporting facilities including the skate-park.

The track and gym and tennis courts are now managed by a new sports consortium for Finsbury Park - the Finsbury Park Sports Partnership. To find out how to use the track and gym and to book the tennis courts please visit the Finsbury Park Sports Partnership website (external link).

And as if you needed anymore excuses to visit Finsbury Park, it is part of the Better Haringey Walking Trail, so get your walking boots on and come on down!

Back to top


Furtherfield Gallery - at the Heart of Finsbury Park

Furtherfield Gallery is based in the McKenzie Pavilion near the lake, at the heart of the Park and has established an international reputation as London's first gallery for networked media art since 2004. Furtherfield is a public gallery providing space for exhibitions, activities and events for art, technology and social change. For details on gallery opening times and exhibitions, please visit the Furtherfield Gallery website (external link).

Back to top


Park management

If you would like to learn more about the park and the way it's managed, please read and comment on the Finsbury Park Management Plan (PDF, 2MB).

For further information on Finsbury Park and its facilities, or any of the borough's parks and open spaces, please submit an enquiry using our park e-form, or call Parks Customer Care on 020 8489 1000.

Back to top

Location

Address: 

Finsbury Park, Haringey, London N4.
Entrances are on Endymion Road N4, Seven Sisters Road N4 and Green Lanes N4. 

Public transport:

  • by bus: 29, 141, 210, 253, 254, 259, 279, 341, W3, W5, W7
  • by tube: Finsbury Park, Manor House
  • by train: Finsbury Park

Map:

Page Last Updated:

22 July 2019

Give us feedback about this page

Please note if you have a service issue you need help with then please visit our contact pages.

Overall, how easy was it to get the help you wanted today?

* = response required

Please note this form is not for general service requests or issues. It's quicker for you if those comments are sent directly to Customer Services.

How easy was it to get the help you wanted

Would you like to provide any further comments about your visit today?

Additional comment?

Do you wish to report a problem with a council service?

Service comment

It's quicker if you report any service issues using our online self-service pages (opens in new window).

Tell us about your experience of using the website below:

Please note this form is not for general service requests or reporting issues with a service. It's quicker for you if those comments are sent directly to Customer Services.