Colliers Wood Recreation Ground

A recreation ground in , Merton • Clarendon Road, SW19 2DU

Sit quietly in the memorial garden where you will be surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.
Enjoy a game of tennis in the all-weather play area.
The paddling pool is open during the 6 weeks of school summer holiday.
Come for a game of table tennis or basketball.

  • Treescape

  • Dawn until dusk
  • Dogs allowed with some dog free zones
  • Grass playing pitch
  • All weather playing pitch
  • Car parking
  • Playground for younger kids
  • Community growers' project

The park is made up of two distinct parts. A large playing field and a more formally planted multipurpose area. The majority of the borders are planted up with ornamental shrubs and mature trees. There are native hedges around many parts of the site, including the playing field. These are home to birds including blue tit, long tailed tit, goldfinch, greater spotted woodpecker, kestrel and magpie. The Garden of remembrance is planted with a variety of ornamentals and has a central raised bed which was recently revived with spring bulbs and perennials by members of the newly formed Friends Group. Colliers Wood Recreation Ground provides a range of facilities and services for formal and informal play, sport, recreation and educational opportunities for all ages. It is an important space for the local community to realise its aspirations through physical activity, social interactions and a relationship to the natural world in an urban environment and is an excellent example of a community park well used for relaxation and recreation. There is a grassed and fenced dog-free children’s playground situated to the left of the main vehicle entrance. The paddling pool, known locally as the crocodile pool because it is home to a stone cast crocodile, is very popular with young families during the school summer holidays. Good quality benches are provided throughout the site so visitors can relax while others get involved in more physical activities. There is a free car park available for up to 8 vehicles. Visitors travelling by Underground have a 5-minute walk from Colliers Wood Station on the Northern Line. The nearest bus stops are approximately 5 minutes walk from the Cavendish Road entrance. Bus routes along Merton High Street include the: 57, 52, 200, 219, 493, N155. Pedestrian access is via 3 entrances around the park perimeter. The main entrance, on Clarendon Road is also a vehicle entrance. There are also entrances at Cavendish Road and South Gardens.

Who you will find in Colliers Wood Recreation Ground

Colliers Wood Little League

Children’s Football

Best place to check for events in this park

Colliers Wood Residents Association/Greenspaces Facebook page and Website


The organisation with legal responsibility for Colliers Wood Recreation Ground is London Borough of Merton. Their website for the park is

Colliers Wood Recreation Ground is managed and maintained by Idverde Uk

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