Volunteers Needed

We are looking for new members who can help us improve the park and plan exciting community activities!

We need expertise & skills in: Marketing, Communications & Social media;
Event Management; Landscape Design, Horticulture, Gardening & Permaculture; Nature Conservation, Biodiversity & Ecology; History & Heritage.

 

The Friends of Ashburton Park

aim to improve the park along with the public facilities and public buildings within the park perimeter.

Ashburton Hall

The new Ashburton Hall is renovation has been completed. Work on the new cafe extension is in progress.

Big Dance Bus

Sunday 29 May 11am-4pm
fantastic performances by national and local dance companies and groups

2 July 2016, Big Dance Pledge public performance at Trafalgar Square

Orchard Planting

On 21 February 2016, FOAP planted 10 fruit trees and many bulbs in the area between the path and the bowling green.Thank you to everyone who helped out.

Supporting Regeneration of Local Area

Support for the renovation of the buildings and regeneration of park continues to grow amongst the local community.

The Friends of Ashburton Park is the community body established to improve Ashburton Park along with the public facilities and public buildings within the park. This year the friends will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary and with the help of a successful grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund the celebration of the 100 years of Ashburton Park.

We are now looking to recruit up to five new members to our committee, who share our passion to create a long-term, sustainable future for this precious historic green space.

We need skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Marketing / Communications and social media.
  • Event management / Curation
  • Landscape design / Horticulture / Gardening / Permaculture
  • Nature Conservation / Biodiversity / Ecology.
  • History / Heritage

Please email us with a short CV: info@thefoap.org.uk by the 1 March 2024

The renovated Library building has been renovated and renamed as Ashburton Hall. The building was known as the Stroud Green House. It was purchased by Father Tooth to set up a convent. After purchase by the Council, the old convent became the local Ashburton Library. The reading room was in the cloister. It was later demolished in 1975 after repeated vandalism.

Ashburton Hall

The renovated Library building has been renovated and renamed as Ashburton Hall. The building was known as the Stroud Green House. It was purchased by Father Tooth to set up a convent. After purchase by the Council, the old convent became the local Ashburton Library. The reading room was in the cloister. It was later demolished in 1975 after repeated vandalism.

The Park Grounds

The grounds have undergone numerous changes over the centuries. It has had vineyards, stables, an Italian garden, croquet lawn, fine timber and ornamental lake. Today it has a running and walking track that needs to be repaired. There are tennis courts, children’s playground and a bowling green.

5 days ago

Friends of Ashburton Park
Have your say on what improvements you want to see in our beautiful park! Croydon Council will be in Ashburton Cafe Friday 12th July 10am-1pm. Can't make it? You can fill in the online survey here: www.getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk/ashburton-park ... See MoreSee Less
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Today here until 2pm! Upstairs at @betterashburtonhall Come tell us what you think of the park and join in some nature activities. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Friends of Ashburton Park
Have you heard? Croydon Council has plans to improve Ashburton Park ❤️. Tell them what you want to see here: www.getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk/ashburton-park ... See MoreSee Less
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Proposed Plans

The Pavilion

The Pavilion is in a sorry state after years of neglect. The original red tiled roof was replaced with felt tiles, a poor substitute. The roof has succumbed to the elements and a number of the timbers are rotten. Hoarding now surrounds the structure.

The walking and jogging track

Works to repair some of the paths across the park, including repairs to the car park were set to start in September 2015. More details on what exactly is going to be completed and the timeline for these works will be posted as we get them from the council.

The Sports Facilities

The FOAP is following up with the council to fix the tennis courts and other play areas used by the community.

Historical map and photos of the park

Photos courtesy Museum of Croydon Collections.