Muswell Hill Playing Fields

The playing fields are located just north of Coldfall Wood on the north eastern boundary of the borough of Haringey, close to the A406 North Circular Road.

The site is occupies around 10 hectares and is a site of local importance for nature conservation. It is designated as Metropolitan Open Land, and in 2012 was granted special status as a Queen Elizabeth II Field. This protects from development the space as public playing fields in perpetuity.

The playing fields contain sports pitches, playgrounds, a multi-use games area, and a skateboard park. There are lit access paths to get between these spaces, as well as benches and bins.

The playing fields are accessible via Coldfall Wood, Barrenger Road, Marriot Road, Osier Crescent, Gilson Place and off Coppetts Road.

Sports pitches

There are 6 usable grass soccer pitches, plus a further pitch, which is subject to flooding and one separate space that is historically a cricket pitch.


There are three playgrounds: a fenced in junior playground, a youth playground, and a natural play area which includes fallen trees, logs, grass mounds and boulders.

Multi-use games area (MUGA)

This is a fenced in area games and training area with a hard surface. It is floodlit at night, as are the hard surfaced paths leading up to it.

The MUGA is available for hire in the evenings. Call Fusion Lifestyle on 020 8881 2323 for availability and bookings. Free public use applies at all other times or where there are no evening hires

Skateboard park

This is designed as a street plaza, the first of its kind in London.