Forster Park is a great place to exercise. Although organised sports are not running during social isolation, there is still lots you can do here. It’s a great place for a walk, running, outdoor exercise and even careful cycling.

Sports facilities

  • Football pitches – more information below
  • An all-weather cricket surface – free – no booking required – bring your own stumps – the type that don’t need to be pushed into the ground
  • Basketball court – free – no booking required
  • Table tennis table – free – no booking required – bring your own bats & balls

Other facilities

  • Children’s play area
  • Outdoor learning area with log circle READ MORE

Summer months only

  • Café
  • Dog water bowl
  • Toilets  

Football pitches and booking information

What’s available:

  • Two 11-a side pitches
  • One 9 -a side pitch
  • A 7 -a side pitch can be created easily

To Book

Contact:  Paul Harper, Sports Development Officer, Gllendale Grounds Management, Stainton Road, Catford  SE6 1AN / email:  paul.harper@glendale-services.co.uk Tel: 020 8318 3986

For junior players there are clubs that train in the park, for example Lewisham Lionhearts who train on Saturday mornings.


The new cricket square added in June 2019
The All-weather Cricket Surface

An all-weather cricket surface was installed in early summer 2019. This is freely available to anyone who wants to use it and does not need to be booked. You will need to bring your own stumps of a type that do not need to be pushed into the ground. Like those in the picture.

To illustrate what type of cricket stumps can be used
Plastic Cricket Stumps


The park has a basketball court. This does not need to be booked.

Table Tennis

The park has a table tennis table. Bring your own bats and balls! No booking necessary.