On this page
- Location and transport links
- Bookable sports facilities
- Friends and community groups
- Contact information
South Park is Green Flag Award accredited and is located off Peterborough Road in south Fulham, close to the Thames.
The park's postcode is SW6 3EB and the map reference is 524838 E, 176121 N.
The park is open by 7.30am and locked in the evening.
Nearest tube and rail: Parsons Green (District), Putney Bridge (District) and Imperial Wharf (London Overground/Southern).
Buses: 22, 28, 295, 424 and C3.
There is no on-site parking. Pay and display parking is available in the surrounding areas.
The park area is 7.9 hectares.
- dedicated play area for younger children
- pavilion with toilets
- Sand Ends Arts and Community Centre
- community garden with beehives
- dog exercise area
- floodlight multi-use games area
- drinking fountain
- interactive wooden play features next to wildlife area
- outdoor gym.
The park features conservation areas with a wildlife pond. There are mature and established hedges and trees providing great habitats with bird, bat and insect boxes.
The park includes a community maintained wildflower area.
The canopy is well established with most trees at 80 to 130 years old, shrubs, herbaceous layer and bulbs and labelled trees.
Bookable sports facilities
Cricket pitches and nets
Cricket pitches are available during the summer months – this is normally May until early September. Cricket nets are available all year round.
Grass football pitches are available from September to April.
Netball and basketball
South Park has three 3 netball courts and 2 full-size basketball courts. Basketball courts are not bookable and are free to use.
South Park has 1 junior-sized rugby pitch.
South Park has 4 adult tennis courts.
Friends and community groups
There is a thriving friends group who are the main stakeholder for the park.
Find out about the Friends of South Park.
The site of South Park, Fulham was previously owned by Miss Charlotte Sulivan of Southfields ‘and was for the most part in the occupation of Messrs Veitch & Sons of Chelsea as a nursery for fruit trees’.
Veitch & Sons were one of the leading nurserymen of the latter half of the 19th and the early 20th century. They sent out plant collectors all over the world and among their discoveries was the handkerchief tree, Davidia involucrata, whose seeds were sent back to the nursery.
The park was designed by Francis Wood, AMICE, Borough Engineer. It featured the elements traditionally associated with public parks: a bandstand, lake, trees, shrubs and flowers, pleasant walks and facilities for children and young people.
The park was and still is divided into two main areas north and south, with a raised area across the centre of the site where a bandstand once stood.
In 2004, South Park celebrated its centenary with the Mayor of H&F presenting the park with some memorial benches. A masterplan was commissioned in March 2009 setting out a new vision for the park and this management plan was developed in 2012 to provide a co-ordinated approach to implementing the design of the landscape over 10 years within available budgets.
The design sought to conserve and enhance the intrinsic qualities of South Park, its mature trees, important historic elements and landscape character.
Since the adoption of the masterplan many of its objectives have been delivered including a significant overhaul of the play area which has been substantially enlarged and modernised. A multi-use games area has been resurfaced and floodlit, tennis courts resurfaced and cricket nets added.
Since 2020 park users and the wider community have the benefit of the newly-built Sands End Arts and Community Centre on the old Clancarty Lodge site. Park users will soon enjoy a new cafe.
At present there are no open consultations for South Park.
Contact the H&F Council parks team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 020 8748 3020.
Contact your Park Ambassador by email at email@example.com.
Report an incident for investigation to your local Law Enforcement Team (LET) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 020 8753 1100 (select option 3).