Greenwich Park in winter
Greenwich Park

Welcome to Greenwich Park

This charming landscape has watched over the ever-changing city of London for hundreds of years. 

Sport and leisure in Greenwich Park

Book a tennis court or a whole cricket pitch, take a boat out, explore the Maritime Museum, head for the swings and roundabouts or play frisbee with the dog.

Make the most of every minute in Greenwich Park. 

Keeping fit for free, in the fresh air 

Whether you’re planning a game of tennis at the weekend or looking to book a cricket pitch for a work event, Greenwich Park has some of the best open air sports facilities in southeast London. As the highest Royal Park in London, it’s a perfect spot to enjoy your favourite sport or activity, surrounded by panoramic views and historic parkland. And there’s plenty of wide open space for a game of frisbee or football, or just to take a picnic, and watch the wildlife in The Wilderness.

We welcome joggers and cyclists, but if you’re on two wheels please keep to the designated paths. 

Playing tennis in Greenwich Park

Tennis is a great way to unwind, de-stress and keep fit! 

With six hard courts, a full coaching programme and summer camps, Greenwich Park has great, year-round tennis facilities, whatever your level. The courts are managed by our partners, Park Sports, who also offer coaching and private lessons. If you’re a keen player, you can also join one of the LTA local leagues here and make new friends as you improve your game. 

It’s a Pay and Play system, so you can either book in advance, or make a spur of the moment decision on a sunny day.  

Ready to play? Make a booking with Park Sports here

Playing cricket at Greenwich Park 

Cricket on a summer’s afternoon – an iconic sight in an iconic setting. Through the summer, we mark out the Ranger’s Field close to the Blackheath Gate entrance as a cricket pitch. It’s fully maintained to a high standard, with one square, and there’s even a cricket pavilion with changing facilities and showers, and a small kitchen. 

Are you up to bat? Get in touch here

Boating in Greenwich Park 

From April onwards, the brightly coloured boats for hire on the Boating Pond are a main attraction for visitors, especially families. Open April to October on weekends, Bank holidays and School holidays. Sessions are 20 minutes in length and there’s no need to pre-book. Turn up – and cast off! 

Basket swings, slides and roundabouts – Greenwich Park Playground

Who doesn’t want an adventure on the high seas, or the chance to discover pirate gold in the sandpit? We’ve given the newly restored Greenwich Park Playground a maritime theme and made all the activities fully accessible, so as many children as possible can play side by side and make new friends. Like the rest of Greenwich Park, the playground is open every day of the year.

Worked up an appetite? Head to the Coffee Cabin or the historic Pavilion Café, both located up by The Royal Observatory.

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  • Park Sports, Greenwich Park

    Park Sports in Greenwich Park

    Park Sports Greenwich Park provides high quality pay and play tennis alongside adult and junior coaching, weekly drill sessions, courses, and more.

  • Greenwich Park

    Cricket

    In the summer, the Rangers' Field in Greenwich Park is marked out and maintained for cricket.

  • Boating lake

    Boating

    Boating in Greenwich Park is available from Easter until October.

  • Greenwich Park playground

    Greenwich Park Playground

    Greenwich Park Playground is a modern adventure playground welcoming more than 400,000 visitors each year. Find out more.