Open space oasis in the heart of suburbia
The parkland covers more than 50 hectares (125 acres), with the River Wandle meandering through. The river plays an important role in the park, with an old snuff mill, now used as an education centre, and a variety of bridges traversing it.
The park has hay meadows, wetlands, a collection of old estate buildings and an impressive rose garden (with more than 2,000 roses). The workshops house local craftworkers and there is an independently run garden centre and a city farm.