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Croydon Road Recreation Ground

Croydon Road, Beckenham BR3 3PR, England
+44 300 303 8658
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Dave Bowie played here

Croydon Road rec' gave a lovely view out of the window of the wards of the old Beckenham hospital... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Peter W
Well kept park

A lovely little park, great for an afternoon with the children, or walking the dogs. It can get a... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Avril M
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good56%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“paddling pool” (7 reviews)
“david bowie” (6 reviews)
“band stand” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Croydon Road, Beckenham BR3 3PR, England
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+44 300 303 8658
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"local park"
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"play area"
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"green space"
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"flower beds"
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"kelsey park"
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"beckenham high street"
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"great park"
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Croydon Road rec' gave a lovely view out of the window of the wards of the old Beckenham hospital 'laying' in wards. It was the site of the bandstand where Bowie once played. We used the rec as our home football pitch

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

A lovely little park, great for an afternoon with the children, or walking the dogs. It can get a bit boggy if there has been a lot of rain, but a lovely place to visit in the drier months

Thank Avril M
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

It's a nice open space good on sunny days or to take the dog for a walk. If you're coming to Beckenham from elsewhere for some slightly cleaner suburban air I would recommend Kelsey Park instead, which is only 5 mins walk away from Croydon...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Nightmare to anywhere near to entrance on Bonfire night. Had to park half a mile away and we arrived 30mins before start of fireworks. Fairground rides were fun for my 2 year old. Lots of oblivious parents letting their kids wave dangerous plastic objects everywhere,...More

Thank Marathonman348
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Croydon Road Rec. is a lovely large local park with good facilities and something to offer all ages. It is well-kept and maintained; there are big green open spaces and lots of trees; tennis courts; children's play ground; an outdoor paddling pool for kids in...More

Thank Roy S
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A nice, green space. Quiet in the week during school term time. A good cut though to Beckenham High Street avoiding all the traffic fumes on Croydon Road. Agree with Martin B about Bowie bandstand, it would be nice to see it used more at...More

Thank Su S
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A well kept park with beutifull entrance. Plenty of room for families and good for activities like picnics. Good band stand.

Thank PHE22
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

If you want a long lovely calm walk in Beckenham try Beckenham Place Park or Kelsey Park. If instead you happen to be near Croydon Rec, use it and enjoy it. It has music, it has tennis courts, it is big and has grass and...More

Thank Rufus B
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely park with easy parking at the Sainsbury's car park next door. Play area, green bowls, tennis courts, multi use ball court, paddling pool, cafe, tennis courts plus the lovely park itself. The Bowie stand is in need of repair and any...More

Thank Martin B
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Met with friends for the 2017 Beckenham Bowie Oddity.for a 8 hour music festival, the bandstand is a wonderful thing with history David Bowie held the 1969 Free festival there and it's a must visit for any David Bowie fan. Great park lots of open...More

Thank eamonnschevy
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