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Sport in parks

There are 39 parks that offer opportunities to do sport. Listed below are sports facilities and activities in these parks. All the facilities are free and you can just turn up and play unless stated otherwise. 

Archway Park

  • Basketball

  • Bicycle polo

  • Football

The basketball and football are on a tarmac ball court with a basketball hoop and a football goal. There is step free access.

Arundel Square

  • Basketball

  • Football

  • Outdoor gym

  • Outdoor table tennis

The basketball and football are on a tarmac ball court with basketball hoops and football goals

 Astey’s Row

  • Kick-about area suitable for football, with step free access

Barnard Park

  • Football. The football is on a redgra pitch

Basire Street Playground

  • Ball court. There is a tarmac ball court with step free access

Biddestone Park

  • Small circular panna pitch with single basketball hoop and one-on-one football

Bingfield Park

  • Ball court

  • Basketball

  • Football

There is a sunken tarmac ball court with step free access, one set of basketball hoops and one set of football goals

Caledonian Park

  • Basketball

  • Football

The basketball and football are on a tarmac ball court with basketball hoops and football goals

Chambers Road Open Space

  • Basketball

  • Football

  • Trim trail

The basketball and football are on a tarmac ball court with basketball hoops and football goals, and step free access

Cornwallis Park

  • Outdoor table tennis

Dartmouth Park

  • Basketball

  • Football

  • Netball

  • Tennis wall

The park has a multi-use games area with basketball/netball hoops, football goals and a tennis wall. There is step free access

Edward Square

  • Basketball. There is one basketball hoop

Elthorne Park

Sports facilities in Elthorne Park

  • Basketball

  • Football

  • Outdoor gym

  • Trim trail

The sports facilities cannot be booked

Organised sports in Elthorne Park

  • Access to Sports run multi-sports activities Saturdays 10am-12 pm for 5-11 year olds & coaching camps in the holidays

  • Arsenal offers football on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 4.30-5.45pm for 10-14 year olds; 5.45-7pm for 14-18 year olds

Finsbury Square

  • Bowling.  Available 12pm to dusk, from the Tuesday after the first bank holiday in May until 30 September. Book here

Girdlestone Park

  • Basketball

  • Football

The basketball and football are on a tarmac ball court with basketball hoops and football goals. There is step free access

Graham Street Park

  • Basketball

  • Football. The football is on a tarmac ball court with stepped access

Granville Square

  • Basketball

  • Football

The basketball and football are on a tarmac ball court with basketball hoops and stepped access

Highbury Fields

Sports facilities in Highbury Fields

  • Basketball

  • Football. To book the pitch go to the GLL website or ring 020 3793 6880. No booking is required for Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 9am-10am, 11am-9pm

  • Highbury Leisure Centre

  • Netball. To book a court go to the GLL website or ring 020 3793 6880. No booking is required Friday 4-9pm; Saturday 1-9pm; Sunday 9am-9pm. On Monday and Thursday one court is free 5pm-9pm

  • Outdoor table tennis. No booking is required

  • Tennis. To book a court go to the GLL website or ring 020 3793 6880

Organised sports in Highbury Fields

Hillside Park

  • Football. There is an informal small grass pitch 

Isledon Road Gardens

  • Ball court

  • Basketball

The park has one set of basketball hoops and a tarmac ball court

Joseph Grimaldi Park

  • Basketball

  • Football

The basketball and football are on a tarmac ball court with basketball hoops, football goals and step free access

King Square Gardens

  • Running and walking. There is a 450-metre route around the park

Landseer Gardens 

  • Climbing wall. The climbing wall has a cushioned safety surface and step free access

Laycock Green

  • Basketball

  • Football

The basketball and football are on a tarmac ball court with basketball hoops, football goals and step free access

Mitchison Baxter Park

  • Basketball

  • Football

The basketball and football are on a floodlit, sunken tarmac pitch with basketball hoops and step free access

Morton Road Park

  • Kick-about area

Paradise Park

Sports facilities in Paradise Park

  • Football. Paradise Park football pitch is a high quality third-generation floodlit artificial football pitch. The pitch is 39.7m x 29.7m and is perfect for 5-a-side football. To book the football pitch go to the GLL website or ring 020 3793 6880

  • Outdoor gym. No booking is required

  • Outdoor table tennis. No booking is required

Organised sports in Paradise Park

Quaker Gardens

  • Basketball

  • Football

The basketball and football are on a tarmac ball court with basketball hoops

Radnor Street Gardens

  • Football. The football is on a tarmac ball court accessible through Toffee Park Adventure Playground

Rosemary Gardens

Sports facilities in Rosemary Gardens

  • Football. To book the football pitch go to the GLL website or ring 020 3793 6880. No booking is required Sunday 12-4pm

  • Outdoor gym. No booking is required

  • Outdoor table tennis. No booking is required

  • Running and walking. There is a 540-metre route around the park

  • Tennis. To book a tennis court go to the GLL website or ring 020 3793 6880

Organised sports in Rosemary Gardens

Arsenal offers football on Mondays and Fridays: 5-6.30pm for 8-14 year olds; 6.30-8pm for 14-18 year olds

Royal Northern Gardens

  • Basketball

  • Football

The basketball and football are on a ball court with basketball hoops and step free access

St Paul’s Shrubbery

  • Basketball

  • Football

The basketball and football are on a tarmac ball court with basketball hoops, football goals and step free access

St Paul’s South

  • Outdoor gym

Spa Fields

  • Basketball

  • Football

  • Outdoor gym

  • Tennis

The basketball, football and tennis are on a tarmac ball court with basketball hoops, football goals, tennis nets, and step free access

Sussex Way Gardens

  • Climbing wall. The climbing wall has a cushioned safety surface and step free access

Tufnell Park Playing Fields

  • Cricket net. No booking is required

  • Football. The football pitch is available September to May, weekends only. To book the pitch ring 020 3793 6880

  • Outdoor gym. No booking is required

  • Outdoor table tennis. No booking is required

  • Running and walking. There is a 475-metre route around the park

  • Tennis. To book a tennis court go to the GLL website or ring 020 3793 6880. People aged 60+ who have GLL membership can play free tennis Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

Whittington Park

Sports facilities in Whittington Park

  • Football. Whittington Park football pitch is ideal for football and can also accommodate recreational hockey. The pitch is 103m x 66m, making it perfect for 11-a-side and 6-a-side football. To book the football pitch go to the GLL website or ring 020 3793 6880. No booking is required Sunday 12pm-4pm, Monday 3-5pm, Friday 3-4pm

  • Outdoor gym. No booking is required

  • Outdoor table tennis. No booking is required

Organised sports in Whittington Park

  • Islington Football Development offers football for young children, boys, girls and women; contact ifdp@gll.org

  • Warsa Eribri Youth Sports Club UK offers football to males and females: Thursday 7.30-9pm age 14-22; Friday 5-7pm under 13s. Contact www.facebook.com/groups/warsaeribriyouthclubuk; Affe Habte 07415 227868

Woodfall Park

  • Football. The football is on tarmac ball courts with football goals and step free access

Wray Crescent

Sports facilities in Wray Crescent

  • Basketball

  • Cricket. Wray Crescent Cricket Pitch is Islington’s only cricket pitch. It has an artificial wicket, grass outfield and changing rooms. It is open from 1st April to 31st October, 1pm to dusk. To book the cricket pitch ring 020 3793 6880.

  • Cricket net. No booking is required

  • Football

  • Outdoor table tennis

  • Trim trail

Organised sports in Wray Crescent

Record updated: 23/08/2019