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More than 25,000 people visit Priory Park each year. Many enjoy events in the pavilion or picnic in the philosopher’s garden, which is a dog-free area.
Facilities and things to do
Priory Park has:
- a basketball court
- a café
- disability play
- a paddling pool - for opening times see the paddling pools page
- a petanque court
- a playground
- table tennis table
- tennis courts – for adults and children – book a court on the Priory Park tennis website and visit the Free Tennis for all website to find out about free tennis coaching for all ages
Priory Park contains 4 heritage trail boards. They show the history of the park and the surrounding area.
Can you find the Metcalf Fountain? Can you find the list of byelaws pinned to a hut in the park?
Find the answers to these, and other questions, on the boards.
The park volunteer group is called Friends of Priory Park. They work to preserve and protect the park alongside Haringey Council, The Conservation Volunteers TCV) and other groups.
To contact the group, see our list of Friends of Parks groups.
To find out how the park is managed see our park management reports page.
Green Flag Award
First awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2003, the park has kept it ever since.
To ask for a copy of the Green Flag report see our parks report page.
In 1891, the Hornsey Local Board purchased land from local landowner, Colonel Warner. Further land was later purchased and combined to become Priory Park.
The park contains a fountain, unveiled in 1909 and made from 50 tonnes of Lamorna granite. The fountain is now used as a planter.
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