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The London Borough of Bromley in Greater London, England has over one hundred parks and open spaces within its boundaries: some large, like Crystal Palace Park, and some small, such as recreation grounds. Some of the open spaces form part of the South East London Green Chain. As a borough in Outer London it also contains some open countryside in the form of country parks.

The main open spaces under control of the borough are:

  • Betts Park, Anerley: 12.5ha, recreation ground with horticultural features
  • Crystal Palace Park: 80ha
  • Elmstead Wood, Elmstead
  • Goddington Park, Orpington: 64 ha including sports and wooded areas
  • Harvington Sports Ground, Beckenham: 47.25ha of woodlands and open space
  • Hayes Common
  • High Elms Country Park, Local Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Importance
  • Hoblingwell Wood, St Paul's Cray: 87ha
  • Jubilee Country Park, Petts Wood, Local Nature Reserve
  • Kelsey Park, Beckenham: 32.25ha: ornamental pleasure ground
  • Keston Common, Local Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Importance
  • Norman Park, Bromley Common:
  • Priory Gardens, Orpington: 14ha, ornamental park
  • Riverside Gardens, Orpington: 21ha, local open space
  • Scadbury Park, Chislehurst, Local Nature Reserve: 102 ha (300 acres) of countryside (pasture and woodland)

In addition there are many other open spaces privately controlled; among them are:

  • North of the borough: Cator Park and a large number of sports grounds in New Beckenham; Sundridge Park including its golf course; Camden Park, Scadbury Park and Elmstead Wood near Chislehurst;
  • East of the borough: Ruxley Wood, Paul's Cray Hill Park, Hockenden Wood and Bourne Wood, all in the Green Belt area;
  • West of the borough: a large open space around Bethlem Royal Hospital, including farmland and Crouch Oak Wood.
  • Saltbox Hill, Site of Special Scientific Importance in Biggin Hill owned and managed by the London Wildlife Trust
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