Crystal Palace Park has a wealth of attractions for all the family and has regular events and activities for the local community and visitors to the park.
The park is home to:
- National Sports Centre
- Children's play area
- Dinosaur trail
- Fishing lake
- Concert bowl
- Children's farm
- Boating lake
- Bust of Sir Joseph Paxton
- Italian Terraces and sphinxes
- Information Centre
- Crystal Palace Museum
Please note, the café is currently closed for redevelopment, and a mobile catering van is currently providing refreshments.
You can download a leaflet guide to the park (PDF - 659.12 KB)
Crystal Palace Park dinosaurs
The iconic dinosaurs are much loved by visitors to the 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.
Crystal Palace Park hosts regular sporting activities. You can find out more by visiting the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre website
On the first Sunday of each month (April to October), at 12 noon, the Crystal Palace Museum gives guided tours of the historic Crystal Palace site.
Friends of Crystal Palace Park
The Friends of Crystal Palace Park hold volunteering sessions in the park on the second Sunday of every month, find out more about getting involved.