Parks Information

Find general information about our parks and greenspaces.

Please respect our parks and other park users. Take your litter home with you and dispose of cigarettes responsibly. Fires and BBQs are not permitted as they pose a particular risk during hot weather when grass fires are easily started.

Park opening times and car parks

Parks and greenspaces are open all-year round. Park gates and car parks are predominantly not locked at night but certain site gates may be closed at times.

Park events and small gatherings

For small gatherings up to 30 people in parks, please note the following:

  • BBQs or fires are not permitted.
  • Please take all of your waste and litter away with you and recycle what you can.
  • The use of a gazebo for a small picnic or gathering is permitted without our approval and at your own risk, as long as it is safely and securely erected and does not damage the ground.
  • You are requested to not have loudly amplified music.
  • Please be considerate for your other park users.

For larger private gatherings and public events, please submit an event application via our dedicated events page.

Reporting anti-social behaviour in our parks

We ask that all visitors to our parks are respectful of these areas and to behave considerately so that all users and nearby residents can enjoy the benefits of our greenspaces.

Neighbourhood safety officers (NSO's) visit all Croydon’s parks and greenspaces, as well as Housing land and district centres across the borough and enforce where appropriate. 

If you are aware of anti-social and/or criminal behaviour in our greenspaces, please use the information below to report it to the relevant authority.

  • For anti-social behaviour, rough sleepers, public drinking, substance use, litter/waste offences, please report these to the council via , for the attention of the Neighbourhood Safety Officer (NSO) service 
  • For unauthorised music events, anti-social behaviour, substance use, dangerous dogs, please report these to the police by dialling 101.
  • If there is life in danger or a serious crime is being committed at the time, then dial 999 to report this to the police.

Park toilets

A number of parks have toilet facilities that are either council operated or are operated by park café at their discretion.

We are unable to reopen toilet facilities that are currently closed, due to the costs of bringing them back into use.

Toilet facility opening times will vary.

Parks with toilet facilities include:

• Ashburton Park
• Coombe Wood Café
• Coulsdon Memorial Ground Café
• Lloyd Park Café
• Park Hill Recreation Ground
• Waddon Ponds
• Wandle Park Café (currently closed)


The following parks have cafes. These are the responsibility of the cafe owners and opening times are at their discretion:

  • Coombe Wood
  • Coulsdon Memorial Ground
  • Lloyd Park
  • Sanderstead Recreation Ground
  • Wandle Park

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Parks team


Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk
Croydon CR0 1EA
United Kingdom