Green and Open Spaces
Tottenham has many great parks and open spaces for everyone to enjoy from Tottenham Marshes in the south to Lordship Recreation Ground in the east. Below you will find out more information on some of Tottenham’s parks.
- Bruce Castle Park
- Downhills Park
- Down Lane Park
- Lordship Rec
- Markfield Park
- Pocket Park
- Tottenham Green
- Tottenham Marshes
Lordship Lane, N17
Bruce Castle Park covers eight hectares of parkland and has won a Green Flag award every year since 2003. The park was created from the remains of the ancient Bruce Castle family estate, purchased by the Council in 1892. Bruce Castle Museum, a Grade 1 listed 16th century manor house, now houses the borough’s local history collections and archives and has been open since 1927.
Each year nearly 900,000 people visit the park to use its many facilities, including the tennis and basketball courts, children’s playground , bowling green or to enjoy festivals and events.
More information on Bruce Castle Park here (external link).
Downhills Park Road, N17
Downhills Park is split into two very distinctive sections. To the west lies the recreation ground, used every weekend during the season for both organised sport and for more informal kickabouts and to the east lie the formal gardens.
The ornamental Italian Gardens located at the heart of the Park, made up of rose beds and annual bedding, are a favourite with park users, as well as the tennis courts, hard ball area and bowling green. The Downhills Park Café can be found near the tennis courts.
More information on Downhills Park (external link).
Park View Road, N17
Down Lane Park is situated between two roads - Park View Road and Ashley Road - near to Tottenham Hale. Used regularly by local residents and sports groups, and is an attractive cut through for commuters using Tottenham Hale Station.
The Park consists of a large green sports field which can accommodates two adult sized football pitches, available for booking during the football season. There is also an outdoor gym and to the south of the park lies the children’s playground, mini BMX track, basketball court and 3 floodlit tennis courts.
More information on Down Lane Park (external link).
Watermead Way, N17
Tottenham Marshes are part of the Lee Valley Regional Park. The Lee Valley Regional Park is Britain's first regional park and stretches for 26 miles along the River Lea from the River Thames in East London to Ware in Hertfordshire.
Tottenham Marshes consists of a large expanse of rough grassland with wildflower meadows, accessible river channels and scrubland. You can take a stroll along the River Lea or cycle miles of paths. Watch out for the many wildlife species that have taken up residence in including kestrels, kingfishers, field voles and Bee Orchids.
More information Tottenham Marshes (external link).
Lordship Lane, N17
Lordship Recreation Ground is the largest green space in Tottenham, with great views across to Alexandra Palace. It is crossed by one of London’s hidden rivers, the Moselle, and has a lake that is home to local wildlife. There is also a large field for casual games, playground for young children, an adventure play area and a state of the art skateboard/BMX area and Model Traffic Area.
Lordship Rec hub, located in the centre of the park, houses the cafe and public toilets but also doubles up as a performance space.
Lordship Rec is also home to the much loved annual Tottenham Ploughmans Riverfest (external link).
More information on Lordship Recreation Ground (external link).
Crowland Road, N15
In recent years £3.8million has been spent on improving Markfield Park. It has large open spaces to enjoy as well as a park cafe and park toilets, sports pavilion, playground, beam engine and Markfield Museum.
More information on Markfield Park (external link).
West Green Road’s Pocket Park, a tropical oasis, on Houghton Road off West Green Road. The project is part of the Tottenham Regeneration Programme and GLA Pocket Park programme. It is funded by Pocket Park programme and matched by Haringey Council.
More information on the West Green Road Pocket Park
Tottenham High Road N15
Completed in February 2015, Tottenham Green has had a £1.5million makeover creating a ‘civic heart’ of Tottenham at the Green.
Improvements included a new network of paths, a new central space for events, improvements to Town Hall Approach Road, with new paving, tree planters and seating and traffic reduction and better lighting within the Green, and up -lighting of historic buildings amongst many others.
Tottenham Green is also now home to Tottenham Green Market and the Tottenham Winter Festival.
Full information on all the parks in Tottenham can be found on Haringey Council's Parks and Open Spaces webpage (external link).