Croydon Road Recreation Ground, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3PR
Croydon Road Recreation Ground is situated in the London Borough of Bromley adjacent to Beckenham Hospital (The Beacon).
The park is one of the most popular facilities in the borough for outdoor events ranging from May Queen pageants and charity fetes to firework displays and funfairs. The recreation ground boasts scenic views with a bandstand, landscaped gardens, football pitches with changing accomodation, a childrens' paddling pool and enclosed play area, a cafe, tennis courts, and basketball/netball facilities. There is also a thriving bowls club with immaculate greens.
Entrances to the recreation ground can be found on Croydon Road and Village Way, Beckenham.
On-street parking is available in Croydon Road and Village Way and a multi-storey car park is available above Sainsbury's store close to the High Street.
The official opening/closing times can be found on our Facilities page
You can join The Friends of
Croydon Road Recreation Ground by following this link
The Paddling Pool is now open for the summer months!
2019 Events in the Recreation Ground
David Bowie's festival bandstand gets Grade II listing
Singer performed to audience of few hundred at Beckenham landmark in summer of 1969
Beckenham bandstand, known to fans as the Bowie bandstand
was used for singers 1969 summer festival
Fifty years after a young David Bowie performed from a south London bandstand in front of a tiny crowd at a summer festival he organised, the historic iron structure that served as his modest stage has been Grade II-listed.
Known to fans as the "Bowie bandstand", and thought to be the only surviving example from the Glasgow-based McCallum and Hope iron foundry in the UK, it was the centrepiece of the Growth summer festival, held by Bowie and friends on 16 August 1969 in Beckenham.
Update on Lottery application for bandstand restoration works
Unfortunately we have been notified by The National Lottery Heritage Fund (formerly the Heritage Lottery Fund) that our recent application for the restoration of the bandstand at Croydon Road Recreation Ground has been unsuccessful.
Obviously this is a very disappointing news for all concerned. Despite giving it our very best efforts, unfortunately this is always the challenge with a competitive fund.
Going forwards, fundraising will continue, as the London Borough of Bromley seek to work with the Friends and other key partners to think about next steps etc.
We thank you for your continued and valued support whilst we do this, and will be in touch again in due course.
We have two current funding priorities in the Recreation Ground:
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