Myatt's Fields Park
Myatt's Fields Park is a wonderful Victorian-era park with fine examples of seasonal bedding displays.
Recently restored with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Lambeth Council, the park contains a wide range of heritage and recreational facilities, which include tennis courts, a bandstand and ball games area, along with a playground with a wet play zone.
Myatt's Fields Park is one of Lambeth's nine Green Flag Award-winning parks, having won this prestigious title for the first time in 2009. The Green Flag Award recognises the considerable achievements made together by residents and council to provide the local community with a quality green space we can all be proud of.
Address: Cormont Road, SE5 9RA
Tube: Oval (Northern Line), 1 mile (1.3 km); Brixton (Victoria Line), 1 mile (1.3 km)
Rail: Brixton, 1 mile (1.3 km), Loughborough Junction, 0.6 miles (0.9 km)
Bus: 3, 36, 59, 133, 159, 185, 436 and P5 (all to/from Brixton, Camberwell, Elephant and Castle, Vauxhall and Central London)
Myatt's Fields Park contains numerous features which are the focal point for a range of exciting and innovative community-led projects following completion of a major £2.6 million overhaul funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Lambeth Council and other grant sources.
Myatt's Fields Park bandstand
The bandstand in Myatt's Fields Park is available to use for events. For more information see our events at Lambeth bandstands page.
The park opens by 7.30am each morning and is closed approximately 15 minutes before sunset. See opening and closing times
Myatt's Fields Park Project Group
Myatt's Fields Park has a vibrant and active community that both surround and use it, represented by the Myatt's Fields Park Project Group (MFPPG).
The group has been instrumental in helping secure significant funding to regenerate the park, and works in partnership with Lambeth Council and other stakeholders to protect Myatt's Fields Park's for present and future generations.
For more information contact the MFPPG at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Myatt's Fields Project Group website.
A Co-operative Community in Action
Myatt's Fields Park is a perfect example of how residents and communities work together to not only make their local open spaces better but also become actively involved in managing them - cooperation in action. Here's some examples of how local people are making Myatt's Fields Park a great place to visit, experience and stay.
There's a popular weekly food programme in the park, which includes a family cook and eat breakfast on Fridays, a retired people's lunch club on Fridays, and Saturday "Cook and Eat" sessions where local people are employed to teach other park users about the food they know and love!
Healthy food is also grown at Myatt's Fields Park, which contains cold beds, a keyhole garden and a large greenhouse where people are shown how to grow their own food. There's a meeting once a month, where everybody works together and shares lunch after each session.
Myatt's Field Park plays host to wonderful community-led events, which everybody's welcome to attend. Events have included two fantastic "summer sleepovers" - yes: people camping in an inner London park, with permission of course! Other popular events in the park have included a Harvest Festival and a Big Draw, as well as Halloween and a festive 'Christingles'!
The Little Cat Cafe is a small cafe run as a social enterprise. They bake cakes, make soups and quiches, serve some of the best coffee in the area and have plans to be open as a community bakery and sell homemade bread and cakes. The cafe uses produce from the parks greenhouses wherever possible, delivering the freshest and most local food possible.
Help us look after Myatt's Fields Park
Myatt's Fields Park is managed by Lambeth Parks and Greenspaces and comes under the Lambeth Central Parks Area, although it has its own dedicated Park Manager.
It also comes under an area patrolled by the Vassal Safer Neighbourhoods Team of Lambeth Borough Police, who work in partnership with Lambeth Council and the Myatt's Fields Park Project Group to make sure the park remains safe and welcoming for everybody.
Please remember that whilst Myatt's Fields Park welcomes responsible dog walkers, some areas are dog free such as the children's playground, the Mulberry Centre and picnic, quiet and nature conservation areas. This is for the comfort and safety of children and their carers, and also helps protect wildlife. The rest of the park is open to dogs to be exercised off the lead without disturbing others.
For more information on Myatt's Fields Park and how to help us keep it clean, green and safe please contact us on 020 7926 9000 or email us at: email@example.com.