Middle Lane, N8
Green Flag Award Winner since 2003
Priory Park has been a Green Flag award winner since 2003. 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 facilities and see for yourself what the park 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. Unveiled in the Pleasure Grounds in 1909, it 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.
Green Flag Judges' Comments
A good range of attractions, including café, artworks, play facilities and ornamental grounds are on offer...
The park is well patrolled, with a strong public reassurance programme and has a range of facilities and activities including dog bins and exercise activities.
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 Parks Management Plan. The plan and summary can be downloaded from the attached files section below - please note the management plan document is over 2 MB in size, and may take some time to download on slower internet connections.
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Park opening and closing times
Our parks are opened at dawn and locked at dusk. These times change depending on the time of year so for more detailed closing times please see our Approximate Park Locking Times (Word, 55KB)