O R Tambo Recreation Ground

Albert Road, N22.

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Opening times

The park doesn’t close at night.

Facilities and accessibility

Facilities

For more information about the café, basketball and football, please visit Pavilion Sports & Café (external link).

Accessibility

All Haringey parks are accessible to wheelchair users

See more accessibility information on AccessAble (external link).

Playground in park

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About your park

Oliver Reginald TamboBrass statue of Oliver Tambo having just been unveiled in the park.

On 9 February 2021, Albert Road Recreation Ground was renamed O R Tambo Recreation Ground. This was in memory of the world-renowned South African anti-apartheid campaigner, Oliver Reginald Tambo.

Oliver Tambo lived in Haringey in exile for over two decades, settling with his family in Muswell Hill.

The South African High Commission gifted Haringey a bronze bust and statue of him which sits proudly within the Rec.

Park history

A century ago, the Rec was an area of land with a brook running through it and no housing nearby. The land around it was developed in the 1900s for housing.

In 1925, the Rec changed from an informal open space to a formal recreation ground.

Green flag award

First awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2006, the park has kept it ever since.

Pavilion Sports and Café

The much-loved Pavilion provides a community focal point often used for meetings and parties.

It’s home to Haringey Tennis (external link), an organisation that manages and takes bookings for the Rec’s tennis courts.

Find out about the Pavilion and what’s on:

Park management

Find out about how the park is managed:

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Planned improvements

It's currently planned to upgrade the play area at the same time as addressing some site flooding issues

We're also exploring the option of adding an outdoor gym.

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Parks and Ageing Well survey

We're developing a Parks and Ageing Well pilot project with our partners.

This is to map, identify and develop new activities and opportunities for older people (those aged 50+).

We're looking at this in 2 of our parks:

  • Lordship Recreation Ground
  • O R Tambo Recreation Ground

Take the Parks and Ageing Well survey and help us make a difference.

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Report a problem

If you think there’s a problem with this park, please report it.

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Location and directions

Address:

Albert Road
London, N22

Directions:

How to get to O R Tambo Recreation Ground (external link)

Events

Below is a list of upcoming events in O R Tambo Recreation Ground.

Page Last Updated:

July 15, 2021

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