Lordship Recreation Ground

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A path in the recreation ground, running parallel to the Moselle, the Broadwater Farm Estate can be seen in the distance

Lordship Recreation Ground is a public park in Tottenham, London Borough of Haringey.[1] It is over 20 hectares (49 acres) in size. Access is from Lordship Lane and from opposite Downhills Park in Downhills Park Road. It stretches approximately 750m north-south. The River Moselle runs through the park from west to east and the park also includes a small lake.


A section of the "Model Traffic Area"

The recreation ground opened in 1932, and includes a variety of recreational facilities, including tennis courts and a small theatre. In 1938, the Minister of Transport opened a 'Model Traffic Area', a scaled-down road network where children can use model cars or cycles. The Model Traffic Area was designed to teach children about road traffic in a safe environment.[2][3]

In 2009, as a result of a public vote, the recreation ground received a £400,000 grant for major refurbishment.[4]


In 2013 the park received a Green Flag Award,[1] and won a gold prize in the London in Bloom awards.[5] Lordship Recreation Ground is protected in perpetuity as a Fields in Trust Queen Elizabeth II Field.[6]


  1. ^ a b Haringey Council. "Lordship Recreation Ground". Retrieved April 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Diamond Geezer" (February 2015). "Model Traffic Area". Retrieved April 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Friends of Lordship Rec. "Model Traffic Area". Retrieved April 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ BBC News (4 March 2009). "London parks get £6m for revamp'". Retrieved April 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ Mohamed, Jaber (24 Sep 2013). "Lordship Recreation Ground and Albert Road Recreation Ground win gold at London Bloom Awards". Tottenham and Wood Green Independent. Retrieved April 2016. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ Fields in Trust. "Lordship Recreation Ground". Retrieved 20 March 2017.

Coordinates: 51°35′39″N 0°05′15″W / 51.5943°N 0.0874°W / 51.5943; -0.0874