Bethune Park or Bethune Recreation Ground is a public park in Friern Barnet in the London Borough of Barnet. Most of it is mown grass, but it is also home to a wide range of facilities, including a tennis court which is now available to book for free.

The site was acquired by Friern Barnet Urban District Council in 1924, and opened as Bethune Recreation Ground in 1926. It is called Bethune Park in notices on the site.

There is access from the corner of Manor Drive and Gresham Avenue, from Beaconsfield Road and from Bethune Avenue.

A list of facilities and activities - some of which are seasonal - is as follows:

  • Basketball Court
  • Small Events
  • Medium Events
  • Fun Fairs
  • Football Snr (11-a-side)
  • Football Jnr
  • Multi Sports Court
  • Tennis - Free of Charge
  • Marked and Measured Walking Route

Book in 3 quick steps...

1. Check availability

View the online booking sheet to find your preferred booking slot.

2. Choose a session

Select your preferred available time and book. You can pay online with most major credit cards. Register online the first time you book.

3. Confirmation

We'll send you confirmation of your booking. You'll receive a pin number to access the venue. It's easy!

How to find us

Bethune Park
Manor Drive
N11 3BB

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