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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.

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