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

Big Dance Pledge

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.

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Ashburton Park Pavillon. Photo Vipul Sangoi

The Pavillon

Good news. The Council is to carry out an asbestos survey on the Pavillion, something that FOAP was previously expected to run with. This is needed before any works can be considered to the structure.

Renovation of the pavillion

The Friends of Ashburton Park

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

Brief history of the park

Supporting Regeneration of Local Area

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

Open Public Meeting

held on 27th October 2015 at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church. The FOAP Committee brought together Croydon Council officers and local councillors to discuss the development of  Ashburton Park. The officers presented details on current status of the development of the library building. This was followed by a question answer session between the audience and the officers & the councillors.

The Big Picnic • 
Saturday 22 July 2017 • 12-4pm

Join FOAP for a fun day. Come with your family, friends & a picnic, chairs, rugs, etc.
Painting |  Music | Dance | Entertainment & More

The Library Building

The library 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. Croydon Council Website for more information.

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.

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At the picnic this Saturday, 22nd July, in Ashburton Park.

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Proposed Plans

The Pavilion

The Pavilion is in a sorry state after years of neglect by Croydon Council. The original red tiled roof was replaced with felt tiles, a poor substitute. The café closed a few years ago and since then the structure has been locked up. The roof has succumbed to the elements and a number of the timbers are rotten. Hoarding now surrounds the structure. We are working with partner organisations who have volunteered their expertise in the structural and asbestos surveys. This is needed before any repair work can be carried out.

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 photos of the park.

It has existed for more than 200 years.

Photos courtesy Museum of Croydon Collections