Sports & Clubs

Gardening Club


We run a gardening club which meets every Wednesday at 10am.

See the Gardening Club page for more details.


We are proud to be the home ground of FC Elmstead, a local youth team which was founded in 1958.

See for details.


We have a set of tennis courts close to the Empress Drive entrance - the home of Chislehurst Lawn Tennis Club, a friendly and sociable group, open to new members. 

See for details.


The magnificent scout hut close to the Walden Road entrance is home to Chislehurst Invicta Scout Group, the largest youth organisation in the village of Chislehurst.  

See for details.

Bootcamp run a challenging set of activities in the Recreation Ground for adults wishing to keep fit!

See for details.



Chislehurst Rec has a large playground with equipment suitable for children of all ages and varying levels of ability. The video below was beautifully produced by Arc-Video.

As well as toddler equipment, swings, slides, climbing frames and a zip wire, we have two all-ability pieces: a basket swing and a roundabout suitable for wheelchair users, pictured below.


Dog Zone


Chislehurst & Walden Recreation Grounds are great environments for dog walking.  In order that we can keep these areas safe and pleasant for other park users, we do ask dog owners to clean up after their dog(s).  There are several dog waste bins located in the two recreations grounds.  We provide FREE dog poo bags.

See Bromley Council's Responsible dog ownership page for best practice.

If you have lost or found a dog in the park, and have already tried contacting the owners without success, contact the council on 020 8313 4830 (M-F 8.30am to 5 pm) or 020 8464 4848 (out of hours).  Email:

Flora and Fauna


The Recreation Grounds and woods are teeming with wildlife (including colonies of parakeets!) and native trees and plants.

Have a look at these month by month "what to look for guides" produced by the London Borough of Bromley's Countryside Service:-

Also available is this public activities brochure from Bromley Council, which has some great ideas for how to get involved in BEECHE, the Bromley Environmental Education Centre near Orpington.