Middle Lane, N8.
- Children’s play area
- Paddling pool - important: we will not be opening the paddling pool or splash play facilities this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because we do not have the resources to monitor use and make sure the pool and people remain COVID-safe. Sorry for any disappointment caused.
- St Paul's fountain and obelisk fountain
- Tennis courts
- The Philosophers Garden
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)
Priory Park Petanque consultation
We have received a request from a group of Petanque enthusiasts to add a Petanque Court in Priory Park. We’re now seeking your views on where the Petanque court should go.
Find out more on the Priory Park Petanque consultation page.
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Please be responsible for your own, and others' safety when using our parks:
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- Don’t go out if you feel unwell
- Always ensure adequate social distancing
- Outdoor gyms, skateparks and ballcourts are closed
- Playgrounds remain open – please follow guidance when using them
- Keep your dog on a lead
- Use hand sanitiser and wash your hands when you get home