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The London Borough of Bromley in London, England has over one hundred parks and open spaces within its boundaries: some large, like Crystal Palace Park, and some small, such as recreation grounds. Some of the open spaces form part of the South East London Green Chain. As a borough in Outer London it also contains some open countryside in the form of country parks.

The main open spaces under control of the borough are:

  • Betts Park, Anerley: 12.5ha, recreation ground with horticultural features
  • Crystal Palace Park: 80ha [1]
  • Goddington Park, Orpington: 64 ha including sports and wooded areas
  • Harvington Sports Ground, Beckenham: 47.25ha of woodlands and open space
  • High Elms Country Park [2] Local Nature Reserve: 250 acres of countryside; includes High Elms Golf Course
  • Hoblingwell Wood, St Paul's Cray: 87ha [3]
  • Kelsey Park, Beckenham: 32.25ha: ornamental pleasure ground [4]
  • Norman Park, Bromley Common:
  • Priory Gardens, Orpington: 14ha, ornamental park
  • Riverside Gardens, Orpington: 21ha, local open space [5]
  • Scadbury Park, Chislehurst: 102 ha [6] (300 acres) of countryside (pasture and woodland)[7][8]

In addition there are many other open spaces privately controlled; among them are:

  • North of the borough: Cator Park and a large number of sports grounds in New Beckenham; Sundridge Park including its golf course; Camden Park, Scadbury Park and Elstead Wood near Chislehurst;
  • East of the borough: Ruxley Wood, Paul's Cray Hill Park, Hockenden Wood and Bourne Wood, all in the Green Belt area;
  • South of the borough: Hayes Common stretches southwards to Keston Common; and Spring Park in Keston;
  • West of the borough: a large open space around Bethlem Royal Hospital, including farmland and Crouch Oak Wood.

External links

  1. ^ http://www.victorianweb.org/history/1851/sacks.html
  2. ^ http://www.gardens-to-go.org.uk/High_Elms.htm
  3. ^ http://www.orpingtontown.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111:hoblingwell-wood-st-pauls-cray&catid=31:places-to-visit-in-orpinton&Itemid=48
  4. ^ http://www.london-travel.org/3677bromleyparksandopenspaces.asp
  5. ^ http://www.crayvalleybusinesses.co.uk/acatalog/Cray_Valley_Countryside.html
  6. ^ http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/high-elms-country-park
  7. ^ http://www.capitalwoodlands.org/site/article?subtype=21
  8. ^ http://www.bromley.gov.uk/leisure/parksandoutdoor/countrysideand+nature/scadbury_park_local_nature_reserve.htm
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