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Directory: Parks, gardens and open spaces: Charlton Park

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TitleCharlton Park
SummaryCharlton Park is one of Greenwich's Green Flag Award-winning sites.

The large, level, open and grassy park boasts Charlton House to the west of the site. It's one of the finest remaining examples of Jacobean architecture. The house is home to the Mulberry Tea Rooms. Around the house is an array of gardens. One of these, known as the sensory garden, specifically focuses on plants that can be appreciated by people with visual or physical disabilities.

The east side of the park caters for sports and fitness. There are football pitches and a floodlit grass training area with changing facilities for hire. There is also a cricket pitch which is used by Blackheath Cricket Club.

There is free to use outdoor gym equipment and table tennis tables, along with a children's playground, skate park and nearby refreshment facilities.
AddressCharlton Park Road,
Charlton SE7
AreaCharlton
Map reference
AwardsCharlton Park has retained the Green Flag status for 2016 to 2017 after first winning it in 2012 to 2013.

Learn more about Green Flag parks in the Royal Borough of Greenwich at http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/greenflag
Sports and play areasThe floodlit sports training area, football, cricket, table tennis and skate park are at the east side of the park. Opened in 2017 is a new state-of-the-art skate park for wheeled sports, next to the adiZone outdoor gym. The playground has integrated access for wheelchair users.

The park ranger service organises walks every Tuesday at 10am from the rear lawn of Charlton House. Charlton Park is also part of the Green Chain Walk.

You can book a football pitch online - http://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/footballbooking
Park ruleshttp://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200073/parks_and_open_spaces/1914/rules_of_our_parks_and_open_spaces
Emailparks@royalgreenwich.gov.uk
Telephone020 8856 0100
Access informationWheelchair access is available.
Public transport linkshttp://www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/info/200078/public_transport/1916/getting_around_using_public_transport
Further informationCharlton Park is also home to a number of gardens, including a Japanese-style herb garden, and the adjoining pond garden. There is a special focus on the sensory nature of these gardens for visitors with visual or physical disabilities. To the south-east of Charlton House are two walled gardens and a formal vista. One of the gardens was opened as a Peace Garden, in conjunction with Amnesty International.
Park friends group informationWe are currently seeking expressions of interest from local residents who would like to help form a New Friends Group for Charlton Park. If you are interested, please email your name, email address and phone number to parks@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

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