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South London Summer: Favourite Outdoor Spaces

With such lovely weather, we thought we would look at some of our favourite outdoor spaces near Selhurst Park! Come explore with us!

The Queen’s Garden – Croydon
The gardens and the central fountain were opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1983. The area had previously consisted of the smaller Town Hall Gardens which were originally laid out in the 18090’s on an old area spur railway. This is also part of the Croydon Vision 2020 re-generation plan with park place which is a regeneration project taking place all over the local community.

Addington Hills
Previously part of the Old Parish of Addington, Addington Hills is a park in Upper Shirley and managed by the Borough of Croydon. It is a great place to explore and go on scenic walks with the whole family.

Wandle Park
Named for the river that runs through it, Wandle Park is a 4 hectare town centre park. It is actually the name of two separate parks in London which is connected via the River Wandle and Wandle trail. Over the years it has been redeveloped and offers some green space to the area of Croydon.

South Norwood Country Park
Close to Elmer’s End┬ástation, this massive green space opened in 1989. The park is a mix of countryside and parkland, and land formerly used for sewage farms serving the growing London population. On the south-eastern edge of the park there is the Croydon Sports Arena which hosts Croydon F.C. and other teams throughout their seasons.