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Sydenham Wells Park

Sydenham Wells Park
Sydenham Wells Park is named after medicinal springs. photo: Konstantin Dankov
Type Public park
Location Upper Sydenham, London
Coordinates
Created 1901
Operated by Glendale
Status Open
Website Sydenham Wells Park

Sydenham Wells Park is located in Sydenham, south east London. The park is owned by the London Borough of Lewisham and maintained by Glendale. Wells Park is named after medicinal springs which were found in Sydenham in the seventeenth century, when Sydenham was still in Kent. This attracted crowds of people to the area. Some of the former wells in the area are within the park's grounds and the springs are still active.[1] In 1901 the park was opened to the public and is one of nine parks in the borough to have a Green flag award.[2][3] Open times vary throughout the year.[4]

Facilities

The park has a number of facilities including an under fives playground, a large playground for over fives with a water play area, a multi surface court with basketball and football facilities, a tennis court, nature reserve, flower gardens, ponds and toilets in the grounds keepers building.[5]

Transport

Wells Park is located on Wells Park Road with Longton Avenue and Taylors Lane also surrounding it. London Buses routes 202 and 356 have two bus stops (on each side of the road) serving the park.

The nearest station is Sydenham, which is 0.75 miles away and has services run by London Overground and Southern.

See also

References

  1. ^ London Borough of Lewisham: Sydenham Wells Park Accessed 4 July 2010
  2. ^ London Borough of Lewisham: Local Parks Accessed: 4 July 2010
  3. ^ Green Flag Award:Sydenham Wells Park Accessed: 4 July 2010
  4. ^ London Borough of Lewisham: Park opening times Accessed: 4 July 2010
  5. ^ London Borough of Lewisham: Sydenham Wells Park Facilities Accessed: 4 July 2010

External links

  • Sydenham Wells Park
  • Sydenham Wells Sensory Park
  • Glendale
  • Sydenham.org.uk
  • Sydenham Society
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