About Crystal Palace Park

The park is English Heritage Grade II listed and located within the London Borough of Bromley and on the boundary of the London Boroughs of Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. It is one of the largest parks in South London and one of the most significant parks in Britain.   Find out more about the history of Crystal Palace Park...

The park now home to the National Sports Centre, a number of recreational activities and a variety of heritage features. There is much to enjoy on your visit. 

  • Bust of Sir Joseph Paxton
  • Italian Terraces
  • CafĂ©
  • Children's play area
  • Former boating lake
  • Maze
  • Fishing lake
  • Concert bowl
  • Children's farm

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

The iconic dinosaurs were the Victorians' answer to Jurassic Park. Sculptor and fossil expert Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and founder of the Natural History Museum Richard Owen erected the model dinosaurs when the park first opened.  They were the first artistic representations of dinosaurs of their size and have been enjoyed by both younger and older generations for over a century. Don't forget to take your smart phone so that you can enjoy the free audio guide while exploring these majestic creatures.  Visit http://www.audiotrails.co.uk/dinosaurs


Map of Crystal Palace Park

Crystal Palace Park regeneration

We are working with a wide range of partners through the Crystal Palace Park Management Board (CPPMB) to secure the long-term restoration and sustainable development of Crystal Palace Park .

Details of the ongoing regeneration in Crystal Palace Park ...

Crystal Palace Park Community Stakeholder Group

The Community Stakeholder Group is working to bring the whole community together to support a regenerated, revitalised and sustainable Crystal Palace Park. They investigate and deliver options for events, funding, site projects, marketing and publicity, and social investment.   

To make suggestions, and to find out about upcoming events, park regeneration plans, and how to get involved please visit Crystal Palace Park Community Stakeholder Group website or email contact@crystalpalacepark.org.uk.

Follow the Community Stakeholder Group on twitter @CPParkCommunity or find them on facebook.com/CrystalPalacePark


By train
The park is a short walk from Crystal Palace Station or Penge West Station.

By bus
Routes serving the park and its surrounding area include 3, 122, 157, 202, 227, 249, 322, 358, 363, 410, 417, 432, 450

By car
Free parking is available at the Thicket Road and Anerley Hill entrances to the park

You can download a leaflet guide to the park