Activities in parks

You'll find plenty of activities and things to do in our parks.  We've put together some of the main attractions, leisure activities and facilities that may be of interest to you.  You can also check our park news page for park events and activities.

Artworks and Sculptures

5 kilometre running route


Boating lake

Bowling greens


Children's playground

Most of our parks have a children's play area. Larger playgrounds can be at the following locations; 

Many of our parks also have supervised adventure playgrounds.  

Cricket pitches and practice nets 

Disabled toilets

Disabled access play equipment

Many of our adventure playgrounds are suitable for people with disabilities.


Responsible Dogs in parks are welcome in the majority of Southwark's parks, but not inside a children's play area or sports pitches. Please be aware that dog fouling is illegal and if you do not clean up after your dog you may be fined. View our  Dog Bye-laws (pdf, 56kb) document for a list of dog free areas.

There's a Dog Control Order in place at One Tree Hill where dog walkers must not have more than four dogs with them.     

Lakes and Ponds

Ecological site


Football pitches

Gardens of interest

Historical buildings of interest

Table Tennis

Tennis courts

Walking for health

Taking a daily walk is a great way to improve health for people of any age. Some of our parks have park trail maps. Why not follow the Green Chain Walk.


Page last updated: 24 November 2017