Priory Park

Middle Lane, N8.

Facilities

  • Children’s play area
  • Café
  • Paddling pool - for opening times please visit the Fun In The Water page
  • St Paul's fountain and obelisk fountain
  • Tennis courts
  • The Philosophers Garden

Green Flag

Priory Park was first Awarded The Green Flag Award in 2003 and has retained it ever since.

About your park

The Park is in Hornsey and covers an irregular shaped 6.5 hectares. In addition to the ample green space, the park contains a café, paddling pool, tennis courts, playgrounds and a variety of other sporting and recreational facilities. Find out more about the park's facilities and see for yourself what it has to offer!

More than 25,000 people visit the park each year, many to enjoy functions in the Pavilion or picnics in the Philosopher’s Garden, which is a dog-free area.

The outstanding fountain is used as a large planter. It was unveiled in the Pleasure Grounds in 1909 and is made from 50 tonnes of Lamorna granite.

The original eastern section of the park preserves much of its 19th and 20th-century landscaping with well-maintained bedding displays, serpentine walks, perimeter shrub beds, mature silver birches, plane trees and an attractive area of mixed tree planting. The park also has an active Friends group.

See the AccessAble website (external link) for Priory Park accessibility information.

For details on how to get to Priory Park please see our A-Z of Parks.

If you would like to learn more about the park and the way it's managed, read and comment on the  Priory Park management plan 2021 (PDF, 1.2MB)

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Friends of Priory Park

The Friends of Priory Park (external link) meet on Sundays at 11 at the green hut between the tennis courts. They do a range of jobs in the park, including gardening and litter picking.

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Priory Park Petanque consultation

This consultation has now ended and we are in the process of reviewing the results. They will be published on this page in due course. Priory Park Petanque consultation page.

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Location

Address:

Priory Park
Middle Lane, N8

Directions:

How to get to Priory Park (external link)

Events

Below is a list of upcoming events in Priory Park.

Event Date
FREE Street Table Tennis in Priory Park Thursday, 1 July, 2021,Thursday, 8 July, 2021,Thursday, 15 July, 2021,Thursday, 22 July, 2021,Thursday, 29 July, 2021,Thursday, 5 August, 2021,Thursday, 12 August, 2021,Thursday, 19 August, 2021,Thursday, 26 August, 2021,Thursday, 2 September, 2021
FREE Tai Chi in Priory Park Thursday, 1 July, 2021,Thursday, 8 July, 2021
FREE Tai Chi in Priory Park Thursday, 19 August, 2021,Thursday, 26 August, 2021,Thursday, 2 September, 2021,Thursday, 9 September, 2021,Thursday, 16 September, 2021
FREE Tennis in Priory Park Thursday, 1 July, 2021,Thursday, 8 July, 2021,Thursday, 15 July, 2021,Thursday, 22 July, 2021,Thursday, 29 July, 2021,Thursday, 5 August, 2021,Thursday, 12 August, 2021,Thursday, 19 August, 2021,Thursday, 26 August, 2021,Thursday, 2 September, 2021
FREE Xplorer in Priory Park Thursday, 29 July, 2021,Thursday, 5 August, 2021,Thursday, 12 August, 2021
My Name is Bear... in Priory Park Saturday, 3 July, 2021
YMCA North London Fun Run and Festival Sunday, 19 September, 2021

Page Last Updated:

June 4, 2021

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