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Betts Park Sign.
Anerley, last trace of the Croydon Canal.

Betts Park is a public park in Penge, London Borough of Bromley, in London, England. It has a number of attractions, including part of the old Croydon Canal. It was opened in December 1928.[1]


Betts Park is in the Anerley area of Penge and is publicly owned. The park's main entrance is in Anerley Road. There are other entrances in Seymour Villas, Croydon Road and Betts Way.[2]


The park was created from land donated by Mr Frederick Betts, a local property owner. The park originally included a public library too. It was opened in December 1928 and was named after Frederick's mother.[3]

The park also includes one of the last remnants of the short-lived Croydon Canal.[4]


Its facilities now include a football pitch, ball court, goal posts, skateboard area, and a children's play area.[5]


London Borough of Bromley offers a scheme for locals to become a part of a friend group for the many parks. These groups are made up of volunteers who want to help discuss how the local parks are maintained, used and developed. Betts Park is part of this scheme.[6]


  1. ^ Betts, Matthew. "Betts Name Research: Family Grows on Trees". Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Betts, Matthew. "Betts Name Research: Family Grows on Trees". Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Betts, Matthew. "Betts Name Research: Family Grows on Trees". Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Geezer, Diamond. "Life viewed from London E3". Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "London Borough of Bromley Information.". Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Become a park friend or volunteer". Retrieved 23 January 2011. 

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Coordinates: 51°24′32″N 0°03′53″W / 51.4089°N 0.0647°W / 51.4089; -0.0647

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Evening Standard

Evening Standard
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:22:30 -0800

A 23-year-old man has been found hanged in a park in south east London, according to reports. The victim's body was discovered in Betts Park, Anerley, at about 7am on Wednesday. Police were called to reports of an "injured man" in the park who was ...

Horncastle News

Horncastle News
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:03:45 -0700

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News Shopper

News Shopper
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:00:34 -0800

News Shopper: London's air ambulance landed in nearby Betts Park. Ms Granger added: "They were there for quite some time doing what they could. "There were other people helping but who they were I don't know." The van driver, who stopped at the scene ...

The Independent

Sun, 19 May 2013 08:24:53 -0700

Christopher Bryant, 42, and his partner Damon Truluck, 38, were walking home across Betts Park in Penge, in the London Borough of Bromley, when six men approached them. Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk on Sunday afternoon, Mr Bryant said: “We saw them ...
Bradford Era
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 04:08:11 -0700

Local food vendors, displays and musical entertainment will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday, Betts Park activities open at 1 p.m. There will be a DJ from 1 to 4 p.m. at the pavilion and a birds of prey show between 1 and 5 p.m. Bingo will be ...


Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:26:08 -0700

Betts Park, Warren: Fourth of July events -- including vendors, rides, crafts, kids activities, music and more -- take place Friday through Sunday; fireworks display Saturday at 10 p.m.. Stateline Speedway, Busti, N.Y.: "Papa" Don Frank Memorial ...

Blair Enterprise Publishing

Blair Enterprise Publishing
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:34:48 -0800

Willow Lake staff includes Natural Resources Technicians Gary Barrineau and Thad Pothast, Director Scott Nelsen, Administrative Assistant Laura Hanson, Operations Supervisor Byron Vennink, Naturalist Connie Betts, Park Ranger Mike Weis. Harrison ...


Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:45:00 -0700

Then the patriotic celebration continues into Saturday, with fireworks beginning at 10 PM at Conneaut Lake Park, Canadohta Lake and at Betts Park in Warren. At Pymatuning State Park, fireworks are expected to start at dusk. And also on Saturday, Lake ...

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