8. Lordship Recreation Ground River Restoration

Themes: Biodiversity; Getting people and communities engaged


  • Improve awareness of the impact of behaviour on the water environment
  • Increase public engagement and participation

Project description

Green Flag Award Winner since 2013

Over 20 hectares in size, it  stretches approximately 750m north-south and the Moselle Brook runs through the park from west to east. There is also a small lake. A community group exists for the park. The park has recently undergone redevelopment and improvement, for which it received a Lottery grant. 

In September 2010, Haringey Council was awarded a significant capital investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund to implement a series of agreed redevelopment and improvement plans in Lordship Recreation Ground. Further match funding has been provided by the council, the Greater London Authority and the Environment Agency to help fund the redevelopment of the park. During 2011/2012 construction works have helped to transform the park providing new facilities and improvements such as:

  • - Restoration of the River Moselle
  • - New Eco-Hub with public toilets and café
  • - Restoration of the Model Traffic Area
  • - Restoration of the Shell Theatre
  • - New looping bike track
  • - New information/community shop
  • - Significant re-landscaping works including new pathways, lighting, furniture and new trees and meadow areas


Project lead: London Borough of Harringey
Project start: 2010
Project end: 2013

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.