Park Hill Park


Croydon Peace Festival preview: why I’m running Croydon’s first ever-open-air yogathon

Posted on June 20th, by Dawn Smith in Culture. No Comments

Celebrate peace by participating in yoga at Park Hill Park’s Peace and Well-being Festival on Saturday 23rd June

This Saturday’s Peace and Well-being Festival in Park Hill Park is the finale of Croydon’s first Festival of Peace, which is taking place this week.

Its organisers wish to invite the people of Croydon to a ‘cross-cultural, cross-arts, interfaith celebration of peace’. As the … Read More »



Ending the year on a brighter note: the Lighthouse Educational Society Christmas dinner

Posted on December 21st, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

Goodwill to all is celebrated at this annual dinner

There are a lot of good things about Croydon. Some were on display at a Christmas dinner at the Lighthouse Educational Society in Croydon, to which I was kindly invited by the society’s secretary, Parahat Akmuradov.

The Lighthouse Educational Society is a local charity that runs a tuition centre for children aged 5-15 years. It also aims … Read More »



The Croydon interfaith bike ride 2017

Posted on August 4th, by Jess Bashford in Politics & Society. No Comments

Ten miles. Fifty-five bikes. All faiths welcome

 On a sunny Sunday 2nd July in Park Hill Recreation Ground, a team of fifty-five cyclists dinged their bells as they cycled over the finish line. Then they gathered together for a smiling photo and lunch organised by South Norwood mosque. The atmosphere as they all tucked into a curry was welcoming, fun and summery, with lots of the younger … Read More »



Following Fairfield Path

Posted on January 27th, by Ian Marvin in History. 1 Comment

Strolling back in time via Croydon’s suburbs

The idea first surfaced after I’d been contemplating some old maps of Croydon for a now-forgotten purpose. Whatever that purpose was, I almost certainly did have something better to do with my time – but everyone needs a break once in a while.

What struck me was the persistence over the years of a trail called … Read More »



Why I founded the Friends of White Horse Park

Posted on November 30th, by Charles Barber in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Let’s bring back beauty to a forgotten green space in West Croydon

At the beginning of September, I and my family moved a short distance, crossing the boundary between East and West Croydon. While at our previous residence in St James’s Road, I had occasionally walked to Park Hill Park to help out with gardening duties at the walled garden.Having fairly recently given up my job as … Read More »



Event review: Croydon’s Night of Dance,Tuesday 16th August

Posted on August 23rd, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 2 comments

Liz Sheppard-Jones watches Croydon’s Morris men (and women) dancing in the streets

Over the last few weeks, Croydon has shaken its booty down to the ground in not one but three celebrations of dancing. First we had Family Fest in Park Hill Park on 4th June, then the Big Dance, a London-wide festival of movement, culminating in Trafalgar Square on 2nd July where a number of Croydonians participated. Finally … Read More »



How I became a Croydon dancer and how you can be one too

Posted on June 2nd, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 2 comments

It’s never too late for Croydon to learn to dance, says Bernadette Fallon

At the age of, er, well let’s just say that I’ll never see forty again, I find myself joining a dance group and becoming a dancer. Just for a few weeks: it’s a love affair, not a commitment. And you can do it too. To find out how… read on.

I’ve signed up … Read More »



Croydon facelift? Please don’t botch it up.

Posted on February 24th, by Ian Lavis in Economics & Business. No Comments

Ian Lavis takes a look at the woulds, shoulds, could-have-beens and future hopes for the Croydonian urban environment

Imagine a Croydon in which you get a real buzz walking around the streets, checking out the cool buildings, dramatic skyline and inspiring public spaces.

No, I haven’t drunk too much Cronx beer. I’m just a Croydonian with big hopes for what Croydon could be if … Read More »



Five of the best… Croydon parks to walk your dog

Posted on February 23rd, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. 1 Comment

In the first of her new series, ‘five of the best’, Bernadette Fallon offers her pick of Croydon’s parks

We’re very fortunate in Croydon to have so many parks and green spaces – 127 to be precise, so get your walking shoes on and grab the dog. If you haven’t got one, borrow the neighbour’s, because if there is one thing better than getting outside to enjoy … Read More »



October news in brief

Posted on November 9th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The Citizen team compiles some of the noteworthy events of October into one handy page

‘Jeremy the stag’ successfully rehomed in ‘secret location’

Local celebrity Jeremy, a red deer stag who found himself trapped in Park Hill Park after railway workers shooed him from the line near East Croydon, has been confirmed to be alive and well. The stag’s sudden disappearance last month led to some … Read More »