Boulogne Road Playground
Thornton Heath, Boulogne Road.
1 1/2 acres 0.16 hectares.
- Children's playground
A plan of the Boulogne Road Playground site in 1880 shows the majority of the area as a large fish pond behind private houses in Whitehorse Road.
The site was purchased by the Borough of Croydon in October 1930 with the provision that they would not carry out on the site any noisy, noisome, noxious or offensive trade or business'. The pond was either drained or dried out naturally and was filled‐in by the Council before the playground was built.
Behind the playground there was a horse drawn bus station where the horses were stabled in a building above the machines they drew.
The playground is adjacent to Whitehorse Road Recreation Ground which has an ornamental garden and a large field for informal games.