Marlpit Lane Memorial Park

Facilities at Marlpit Lane Memorial Park:

  • Poppy Café
  • Car parks: one off Marlpit Lane and one off Nineacres Way
  • Children’s playgrounds
  • Toilets
  • Putting green
  • Tennis courts
  • Basketball court
  • Marlpit Lane Bowling Green

Poppy Café

Poppy Café reopened in July 2019, serving tasty Thai food freshly cooked every day (take away or eat in), as well as Italian coffee and cake.

They are open Tuesday-Sunday 9am to 4pm.

Find them on Facebook.

Marlpit Lane Bowling Green

The Bowling Green is run by the Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green.

Fees: £3.00 adult. £2 child (under 16)

Season Tickets are also available

Includes equipment (All players must have flat shoes)

For more information on playing, helping or making a donation:

Phone:  07415876846

Facebook: Marlpit Lane Bowling Green

The Bowling Green was saved with the help of £500 donated by ECRA, individual donations from local residents and a successful application to the Council’s small grants fund.  The Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green have thus managed to obtain a second hand mower, purchase public liability insurance and area able to pay for the services of a specialist company to restore the green to playing standard, ready for the 2013 season.  The Friends would like to thank ECRA residents for their donations and help.

How can you help?

  • You could help by joining the Friends.
  • You could provide a little of your spare time to help out at the park
  • Do you know a gardener or landscape company that might help with the maintenance

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This photo was taken by Angela Spain when the plaque to Bob Jacobs was unveiled outside the Bowling Pavilion on 7th February 2014. The unveiling was watched by members of Bob’s family, colleagues, friends, local residents and bowlers. The tree was planted by Croydon Council in memory of Bob and the marvellous work he did in the Marlpit Lane Memorial Grounds from 1981 to 2011. Local residents, colleagues and friends contributed towards the plaque.