Photo by Barbara Fowlds, May 2021

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

View a map of our location

You can join The Friends of Croydon Road Recreation Ground by following this link
You will receive newsletters about our events and updates about our fundraising efforts to restore the bandstand and paddling pool
and, if you want to do something practical, we are always looking for volunteers to help us with our events!
Our Annual General Meeting is held every November and, as a member, you will be able to vote at this meeting.

The Annual General Meeting of 'The Friends of Croydon Road Recreation Ground'
will take place at 8.00pm on Tuesday 30th November 2021
at Azelia Hall, 258 Croydon Road, Beckenham, BR3 4DA

AGM minutes 2019

Please sign the petition to demand that Bromley Council
takes proper care and maintenance of the Crystal Palace Park public toilets.

Annual General Meeting of 'The Friends' - 30th November 2021

Beckenham Fireworks 2021 - Saturday 6th November 2021
We are looking for Marshalls to help with this event.

Paddling Pool status - The Paddling Pool is now Closed

Programme Timetable for Bandstand restoration project

The Gate Lodge and adjacent Gateway awarded Grade II Listing by Historic England


David Bowie's festival bandstand gets Grade II listing (August 2019)


This book is available to purchase either on CD in PDF format from Pat's website
or in hardcopy format at ?8 per copy by e-mailing

Please click on the cover above to visit Pat Manning's website for CD purchase details.


Mrs Pat Manning a respected local author and a member of the Friends of Croydon Road Recreation Ground has produced a booklet about the flowering trees and shrubs within its boundaries. The book was compiled for the Friends of the Recreation Ground in celebration of its 120 years existence in 2011. It is not generally available as hard copy but can be ordered on CD for use on a computer. It includes a taste of history, a month by month record of the most notable trees and shrubs through the year, all in full colour, three walks to identify the trees and shrubs with plans of the shrubberies and a Latin/common name index.


You can e-mail us at

and our mailing address is:
FoCRRG c/o 19 Clock House Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4JS

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