Latest update: 20th August 2019
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Wandle Park is a 13 acre park in Old Town Croydon, near Factory Lane, with
it's own tram stop. It's over 100 years old, and
originally was undrained land with the River Wandle running through and a lake. Due to lack of water in the sixties, the lake was
filled in and an underground culvert built for the river, which disappeared from view. The park was rebuilt with £3.5m investment in
2012, the River Wandle again exposed, a small shallow pond built, with major landscaping, new paths and planting. Wandle Park
is very close to Waddon Ponds, and the river passes that park, then through Beddington Park, Morden Hall Park and on the
There a large car park off Cornwall Road (CR0 3RD for satnavs), take the
Factory Lane exit from the north end of the Roman Way
dual carriage way. Wandle Park tram stop is adjacent to the park.
Older Photos of Wandle Park - 2017
20th January 2019, just a quick visit on the way to the tram stop, west end
of the park where the River Wandle goes under the Purley Way
on it's route to Wandle Ponds, Beddington Park and the Thames.
Not as overgrown as last time, but no birds here, too little food in winter.
Bandstand and pond in the distance.
Wider shot of the park and river.
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