Residents encouraged to use Croydon's parks

Croydon Guardian: Coombe Gardens, off Coombe Lane Coombe Gardens, off Coombe Lane

Croydon council are encouraging residents to take a walk in the in the borough's many parks and open spaces.

The borough has 127 parks and every month there are guided walks led by countryside wardens, Friends of Parks and members of the Downlands Countryside Management Project.

There are also a range of sports and fitness facilities in some of the open spaces. The council has recently invested money in upgrading some of them.

Facilities include pitches, tennis courts, outdoor gyms and trim-trails.

Councillor Phil Thomas, cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said: “Last year Croydon became the UK’s latest ‘Heart Town’ in partnership with the British Heart Foundation.

“We’re committed to helping residents find a healthy lifestyle that's easy to maintain and will keep them fit and well.

“Our many parks and sports facilities mean there are hundreds of options to be explored and it should be possible for everyone to stick to their healthy New Year resolutions.”

For more information visit www.croydon.gov.uk/sport.

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6:17pm Thu 2 Jan 14

motomoto says...

More residents would use the parks if you could keep the scum element out.......e.g. I would like to visit wandle park with my son but the part of town that the park is in is off putting.......I could be wrong and please feel free to correct me if I am but I can imagine that park as having drunks dossing about plus gangster rap rude boy rubbish looking to rob people.
Once the police start doing more patrols and stop and search on the street as well in parks and open spaces people will be more confident in using the facilities !
More residents would use the parks if you could keep the scum element out.......e.g. I would like to visit wandle park with my son but the part of town that the park is in is off putting.......I could be wrong and please feel free to correct me if I am but I can imagine that park as having drunks dossing about plus gangster rap rude boy rubbish looking to rob people. Once the police start doing more patrols and stop and search on the street as well in parks and open spaces people will be more confident in using the facilities ! motomoto

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