Bishops Park

Ravenscourt Park paddling pool and Bishops Park splash pad are now closed

Visit Fulham and Janet Adegoke swimming pools for more water based fun.

Bishops Park is in the south of the borough next to the river Thames.

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Image caption: Image 1: The ornamental lake in Bishops Park

It is one of the borough's most popular and well-used parks and is listed as Grade II in English Heritage's Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England.



  • toddlers’ playground
  • junior playground
  • skate bowl
  • table tennis tables
  • basketball goal
  • waterplay for all ages - open daily from 10am to 7pm during the summer months.


  • ornamental lake
  • urban beach
  • Fielder's Meadow
  • Bishop's Meadow
  • river walk/Thames Path
  • moat garden.


  • bowling greens - Winnington Bowls Club 
  • tennis courts - for tennis programmes and coaching or to book a court visit the Rocks Lane website or call 020 7736 3854
  • table tennis
  • basketball
  • skating
  • outdoor gym.

For tennis court bookings in Bishops Park please call Rocks Lane multi sports centre on 020 7736 3854.


  • sculpture garden
  • Pryor's Bank garden
  • Rose garden
  • Spanish War Memorial garden.

Opening hours

Opening hours are approximate and may vary. Please contact us at Normal opening hours are from dawn to the closing times below. Match day closing times may vary.

  • November 7pm
  • December 7pm
  • January 7pm
  • February 7pm
  • March 7.30pm
  • April 8.30pm
  • May 10pm
  • June 10pm
  • July 10pm
  • August 9.30pm
  • September 9pm
  • October 8.30pm


Bishops Park hosts the council fireworks display in November and a number of small scale events, such as a farmers and fine foods market and a park run.

Friends of Bishops Park

Visit the Friends of Bishops Park website for details of more events in the park.


    There is a 'shared-use' cycle and pedestrian path through the park where pedestrians have priority at all times. Cyclists should travel slowly with consideration for all other users. Cycling on the Thames Path and riverwalk through the park is prohibited.

    Transport links

    A number of buses stop on Fulham Palace Road, within a few minutes walk of the park.

    • Nearest buses 74, 220, 430 (alight on Fulham Palace Road at Bishop's Park Road bus stop). Five minutes walk to the park along Bishop's Avenue.
    • 85, 93, 265 (alight at or near Putney Bridge). Walk to the park through the subway under the bridge or down the steps from the bridge.


    Putney Bridge Underground station (District Line) is approximately 8 minutes walk. Follow the path along the river and through the subway under Putney Bridge into Bishops Park.

    National rail

    Putney station (15 minutes walk). On departing the station turn right, walk down Putney High Street, across Putney Bridge. Take the steps down to the park.

    By car

    Access is via Stevenage Road, Bishop's Park Road or Bishop's Avenue, SW6. There is ample parking on the nearby streets which are in controlled parking zone Y.

    Parking on match days

    When Fulham Football Club are playing, special restrictions apply:

    • 9am to 9.30pm, Monday to Sunday (including bank holidays)
    • On match days, there is a 1 hour maximum stay for pay and display for the whole day
    • Dates of matches are displayed on pay and display machines, on this website and on controlled zone entry signs. See match day parking restrictions.

    Bishops Park consultation

    Fulham FC’s proposed use of part of Bishops Park - find out more and share your views.


    Bishop's Avenue
    London SW6 6EA

    Link to Google map of Bishops Park