(P.38) Park Life: The 50 Best Public Gardens in Britain

"The Independent - The Information 24 - 30 June 2000" - by Anna Pavord "The Independent's own Garden Expert"

Category "The 10 best for Children"


A sports hall, tennis courts, the National Recreation Centre and a farmyard have now joined the dinosaurs as major attractions in the park Professor Richard Owen, who introduced the word dinosaur into our language, was the brain behind the Crystal Palace monsters. They were finally unveiled in 1853, when a grand New Year's Eve party was held in the mould of the iguanodon. Refreshments available. Access for wheelchairs.

Where: London SE22 (020~8313 4407); Penge entrance at the junction of Thicket Road and Crystal Palace Park Road. Sydenham entrance halfway up the Crystal Palace Park Road. Crystal Palace station is on the park boundary

When: Open all year, 7.30am to dusk.

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Last updated 25/06/00