The Regentís Park is the largest grass area for sports in Central London with almost 100 acres dedicated to sports. The Park offers a wide variety of activities with the London Zoo at one end, the Wildlife Garden at the other end and 410 acres all together.
Sports in Regents Park
There are numerous sports and activities available in Regentís Park including: tennis/netball courts, an athletics track, cricket, softball, football and rugby. Winter sport facilities are available for hire from mid-September to 4 April and summer sport facilities are available the rest of the year.
Regentís Park also works with community groups to gain access to sport facilities for cricket, football and softball. The London Softball League calls Regentís Park home during the summer and is the largest competitive softball league in the country. There are three tennis courts that are also marked for netball as well.
Regentís Park features The Hub, a sports facility that has changing rooms and showers, exercise classes, children activities and rooms for hire. The changing room are accessible for people with disabilities and all changing rooms feature hot showers and hair dryers. The exercise classes that are offered include yoga and Tai Chi, among others.
The Boating Lake in Regentís Park has rowing and pedal boats for hire from April to September. Boat hire is available every Monday-Sunday from 10:30 am to 7 pm and costs £6.50 for one hour for adults. There is also a separate childrenís lake with childrenís pedal boats.
Regentís Park also features a Tennis Centre that is open all year and is accredited by the Lawn Tennis Association. Tennis players can either show up and play or become a member. There is also tennis coaching available for everyone. It is open from 9 am to 9 pm year round.
There are six running routes in the park, all categorized into three different running levels. The beginner routes are: The Hub run, a 1.35 km run and the Avenue Gardens run, a 1.97 km run. The intermediate routes are: the Lakeside Run, a 2.8 km run and the Outer Circle Run, a 4.45 km run. The advanced routes are: the Primrose Hill Run, a 1.9 km run and the Regentís Park Run, a 6.36 km run. There are also free guided walks through the park.
Sports in Primrose Hill
Primrose Hill features an exercise area with an outdoor gym that is open to everyone, all ages and skill levels.
Primrose Hill also features places to play petanque. Petanque is a game similar to bowls, but instead of playing on a maintained lawn, it is played on Ďfairly level Ďstonyí ground.í The goal is to get your boule closer to the jack than your opponent byrolling or tossing to the jack.
Cycling is also available on any road in any Royal Park, including Regentís Park.