Welcome to the Caledonian Park Friends Group
The Caledonian Park Friends Group was formed to represent park users
and to protect the amenities and wildlife of the park. The Friends maintain and
care for the two wildlife gardens to the north-west corner of the park,
the community orchard at the south-west of the field, help tend the raised square
beds at the South gate, and also plant bulbs and flowers around the park generally.
Recently we undertook a major project to plant over 100 flowering climbers along the
railings of the avenue north of the Clock Tower, through New Clocktower Place.
The Friends group holds meetings about ten times a year, and also supports a
number of park activities including Open Garden Squares Weekend and the Clocktower Festival.
We also do a range of planting, tending, and weeding activities throughout the year.
Everyone is welcome to attend, we provide gloves and tools, a friendly
chat and often tea and biscuits too! Do come and say hello if you see us.
About the park
The Caledonian Park is Islington’s second largest park at 7.4 hectares. It has a children’s natural play area
and conventional playground equipment, extensive grassy space for ball games, picnic-ing etc, flower and
nature gardens, a small orchard and woodland areas and walks plus handsome 1855 clock tower and railings.
On Saturdays there are
guided tours up the tower and a ground-level walking
tour about the history of the park and tower.
Visit the new Cally Clock Tower Centre website to learn more
and to book tours.
There are also gardens maintained by the Friends group, Brecknock School and the Blooming Gardeners.
On Sunday mornings the park hosts a junior parkrun.
The park is located between York Way to the west and Caledonian Road to the east, with Market Road and tennis and
football sports facilities to the south, and North Road, you've guessed it, to the north. It is served by several bus
routes including the 274 and the 393. The nearest Underground station is Caledonian Road on the Picadilly Line.
The park is also popular with walkers and runners.
The circuit around the park has been measured at 604 metres.
Responsible dog-walkers are welcome, remember to bag and bin any mess and keep control of your pet at all times.