Sport of the Month London Hyde Park
About Hyde Park
Hyde Park is a 350 acre park that features many ways to get active while enjoying the beautiful scenery. There are many ways to get involved in both formal and informal sports at Hyde Park.
Sport in Hyde Park
The Sports Field in Hyde Park is between Rotten Row and South Carriage Drive and is used frequently for informal games of football, touch rugby, cricket, roller skiing and softball. Cycling and roller-blading is allowed on all the roads in the park and specifically designated paths. There are also running and jogging paths.
Swimming is available at the Serpentine Lido and Paddling Pool. They are open on the weekends in May and everyday starting 1st June to 12th September. Cost for adults is £4.00 and £3.50 after 4 pm.
Hyde Park also features a Tennis & Sports Centre that is accredited by the Lawn Tennis Association. People are encouraged to come to the park and play casually or if people want to play on a regular basis, membership options are available. The Centre also offers coaching for both children and adults and has tournaments and local tennis leagues that people can get involved in.
There are also bowling greens available for hire for individuals, families, groups or clubs. They must be pre-booked or are available for hire on request. Hyde Park features six flat green bowling greens.
Hyde Park also has a well-maintained putting green and has horse riding with two established horse riding routes.
For more information about sport in Hyde Park or about the park in general, go to the Royal Parks website at http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde_park/
Sports to Try
- Open Swimming
- Blading (by Serpentine)
- Roller skiing