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Broomfield Park

Wednesday, 8th April 2009

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Author: Peter Barry

Situated at the heart of Palmers Green this substantial park has an interesting history, as well as a lively present.  Broomfield House is a mansion house which until relatively recently stood proudly over looking the park and gardens. Unfortunately several fires have ravaged the house and the building is now sadly derelict.  Efforts have been made to raise the funds required to restore the site which would be a wonderful achievement and benefit both residents of N13 and visitors to the park.   

The park has a lively vibe in the summer with Live Music sessions at the Bandstand organized on Sunday afternoons by The Electric Blues Club in conjunction with Enfield Council.  The musical range varies from Indie/Pop, Traditional New Orleans Jazz, Rock and Blues with many visitors enjoying a pleasant summer afternoon picnic.

The park offers large playing fields which local schools make use of in the summer months for their sports days.  Kids, young and old, enjoy the yacht pond which always has model boats chugging across.  The recently refurbished adventure playground is great for kids with two climbing frames as well as the usual swings, slides and roundabouts etc.

Other facilities which make this park so much fun are the crazy golf course, tennis courts, basketball court, bowling green, football pitch and netball court. During the summer months locals are scattered across the park soaking up the sun whilst reading or relaxing. A truly tranquil spot is the pretty memorial gardens and a pleasant time can be spent by the duck pond feeding the wildlife.