Clarion Collection Croydon Park Hotel
7 Altyre Road
Croydon, EN CR9 5AA
Phone: (44) 20 86809200
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Located in the London borough of Croydon, Park Hill Recreation Ground is a 6.1 hectare (15 acre) green space. Various facilities include tennis and basketball courts, playground and walking paths.
This community park features a large playground, lush foliage, flower beds, mature trees and green open space.
Selsdon Wood is a beautiful park owned by the National Trust and is administered by the London Borough of Croydon. The park is accessible to public throughout the year and has good facilities. The Friends of Selsdon Wood works towards the conservation of this park and also conducts several guided walks. The park also features recycling facilities.
Located in the leafy suburban neighborhood of Beckenham, the Croydon Road Recreation Ground is a popular park among young families for the wide variety of sports and fun activities available for kids and adults alike. A children's playground, a summer paddling pool, bowling greens, a tennis court and a multi-use court are found here and open for public use. Wide pathways are constructed all over the park and are ideal for cycling and walks. The grounds also have a bandstand and a performance area which hosts a number of music shows and festivals organized by local citizens and the park's friends group.
Kesley Park, located in Beckenham, is a former manor estate garden that has now been converted into a public recreation ground. It is a beautiful open park with a small lake, a children's playground, trails, rose gardens and even tennis and mini golf courses. The park is pet-friendly and one can see a lot of dog owners enjoying walks on sunny mornings. The small lake attracts many animals and birds, making it an ideal spot for bird watching. The well maintained landscape and a variety of facilities make it a popular choice for Sunday picnics and evening strolls among families and couples alike.
Streatham Common is a treat in the summertime, and a great place for a walk throughout the year. London is famous for its commons and Streatham offers some beautiful formal gardens, a play area for children and fairground rides at specific times during the year. During April there's a Kite Day, and nearby there are swimming baths, a skating rink and go-karting. At this park, cricket facilities are chargeable.
Mitcham Cricket Green is a picturesque cricket ground laden with green grass and enveloped with woodlands. Located in the heart of Mitcham, this well-maintained ground is the home base for Mitcham Cricket Club. The beautiful site was established in the year 1685, and is the oldest extant cricket ground.
Midland Bank Sports Ground is a magnificent cricket ground located in the very heart of Beckenham, and is owned and managed by HSBC Bank. The ground was established in 1946, and the first match that this ground witnessed was played between Club Cricket Conference and Universities Athletic Union. This site has hosted many memorable List-A matches, and is currently the home base for the local HSBC Cricket Club.
Streatham Ice Arena is all about the skating, and the ice rink has become popular with generations of teenagers and ice-hockey players. The arena which has gained quite an impetus over the years, is high-tech and fully-equipped with all modern gizmos. If you'd like to polish your technique first, tuitions are available for groups and individuals. There is also a six week fun-skate course and toddlers classes for beginners. Check the website for schedule of events at the arena.
Foxgrove Road is a splendid cricket ground laden with well-maintained grass and enveloped with dense vegetation. This site is an ideal location for playing cricket, and is the home base for the local Beckenham Cricket Club. This former first-class cricket ground has been a witness to several memorable cricket matches, and was once frequently used by the members of Kent County Cricket Club.
Tracing the dull shimmer of the tranquil Wandle river is the picturesque Wandle Trail, a 20 kilometers (14 miles) long walk connecting Croydon to Wandsworth. This pastoral walk was established by Wandle Group, with the help of Wandle Industrial Museum. Enjoy the heritage enveloped with dense foliage, in the company of the gentle sigh of the river along this trail.
Established in 1938 and with a seating capacity of over 5,000 cheering fans, these cricket grounds are not used too much as they have hosted only one main championship match so far. However don't let this take away any shine; this is a fantastic venue for Twenty 20 championships. The nature of the pitch and overall conditions are suitable for the shorter and more exciting version of the game. The venue is the home ground of the Kent County Cricket Club.