Crouch End Open Space
CREOS is a voluntary group set up to preserve Crouch End Open Space for the enjoyment of all.
Between the busy streets of Crouch End N8 and Muswell Hill N10 lies an area of open fields and woods that has been enjoyed by generations of local people. It forms a vital contribution to Haringey’s green space, providing both formal and informal leisure opportunities. The variety of landscapes – woodland, allotments, playing fields and meadow – encourages bio-diversity, and it has attained Grade 1 status as an area of ecological importance for nature conservation. The space provides a vital green corridor for North London’s wildlife.
Relax & Explore
Cricket and tennis have long been played at clubs on the site, but CREOS is also a perfect place for jogging, dog walking, playing with the children, bird watching, picnicking, or for simply enjoying the views over to Alexandra Palace.
This green oasis adds much to the experience of living in Crouch End and if you haven’t already visited it, give it a try.
You can help us protect and maintain this valuable green space by becoming a member of Crouch End Open Space (CREOS).
It is only £10 annually (£15 for a whole family). Your subscription will make a real difference and enable CREOS to maintain, improve and protect the unique character of this area for us all to enjoy.
Hidden behind the playing fields there is a tranquil haven for birds, bats and butterflies – a grassy meadow bordered by trees and blackberry bushes, approached by wooded paths. In spring, the blackthorn trees provide white blossom and in late summer plenty of blackberries and sloes. There are many ancient oaks along with birch, ash and willow. This is where CREOS does most of its conservation work.
Meadow Path, leading from the Hanley car park to the CREOS meadow, was continually flooded. This led to an enormous amount of trampling through the undergrowth to avoid the mud.
Trampling destroys habitats and disturbs wildlife, and this is one of the main reason why we have footpaths. We would like to create a mud-free route thus keeping your boots drier and the environment safer.
We are fundraising for the materials to do this.
Would you like to get hands on? We rely on people giving their time to complete or projects.
Our volunteers maintain paths, improve drainage, cut back undergrowth and invasive vegetation, remove litter, strim the meadow and arrange for new planting.
Our working days are not just a good way to get some fresh air. Its a fun way to meet some people in our area and spend time in some fresh air. As well as excellent exercise and a sociable lunch.