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South Norwood Lake and Grounds has two main entrances; one on Woodvale Road and one on Sylvan Road. There are secondary entrances located on Auckland Road. The postcode of the Woodvale Road entrance is SE25 4AN.

You can find the park HERE.

Park management and maintenance

The park is managed by Croydon Council. Contact the council about any maintenance or operational issues at:

020 8726 6900

More information about the park can be found at the council website HERE.


Lakes Cafe

Lake with sailing (Croydon Sailing Club and Croydon Youth & Schools Sailing Association)

Fishing (open between 16th June to 15th March)

Basketball Court

Cricket wickets

Tennis Courts

Bowling Green with pavilion

Children's playground

Woodland and grassland 

Refreshment Kiosk

Please note that you need to purchase a ticket to fish at South Norwood lake, which can be obtained HERE.

There are rules for fishing at South Norwood Lake which can be found HERE.

Waterside Centre

The Waterside Centre is an attractive Victorian Building located near the Woodvale Road entrance to the park. It houses the Lakes Cafe and rentable rooms managed by Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA). More information can be found HERE.


Information regarding the history of South Norwood Lake can be found HERE and HERE.

Map of the park
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