South Norwood Recreation Ground

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South Norwood Recreation Ground
The new Park sign at South Norwood Recreation Ground
TypePublic park
LocationSouth Norwood
Operated byLondon Borough of Croydon
StatusOpen all year

South Norwood Recreation Ground is a park located in South Norwood in the London Borough of Croydon. In 1889, Croydon Corporation acquired the land and the borough surveyor estimated that it would cost just over £1,300 to lay out. Over a quarter of the projected cost was to install land drainage, which indicates that the site was quite wet.[1] The recreation ground includes a sports area, football pitches, tennis court, floodlit courts, bowling green with pavilion and a children's playground.

The park has an area of 14 acres (57,000 m2) and 5.67 hectares.[2]

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  1. ^ "South Norwood Recreation Ground History" (PDF). London Borough of Croydon. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ "South Norwood Recreation Ground". Retrieved 15 July 2019.

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Coordinates: 51°23′42″N 0°04′41″W / 51.395°N 0.078°W / 51.395; -0.078