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South Norwood Lake and Grounds


South Norwood, entrance is in Auckland Road, Woodvale Avenue and Sylvan Road.


28 1/2 acres 11.53 hectares.


Opening times

  • Lake with sailing (Croydon Sailing Club and Croydon Youth & Schools Sailing Association)
  • Fishing by the day or season ticket - see details below
  • Basketball court
  • Cricket wickets
  • Tennis courts. To book a tennis court, please visit Croydon Parks Tennis and select a location
  • Bowling green with pavilion - see clubs and charges
  • Childrens playground
  • Trim trail near Sylvan Road entrance
  • Woodland and grassland with a stream running through
  • Refreshment kiosk


The closed season runs from 15 March to 16 June. 


You need to buy a ticket to fish.

If you are over 12, you will also need an Environment Agency rod fishing licence. You can apply for this at any post office.

Cost per rodPrice
Day tickets£6
Adult season ticket£70
Under 17s season ticket£47
Over 60s, disabled people season ticket£24

Fishing rules are in place for this lake which will be enforced.(PDF 463KB)

Contact Information

Contact phone
Enquiries email

Woodvale Avenue
South Norwood SE19 2SD
United Kingdom