On Sunday 13 August 2017, around 100 Haringey residents met at the magnificent ancient oak tree in Bruce Castle Park to celebrate its 125 year anniversary. Opened to the public in 1892, it was the first park in Tottenham.
Following an invitation from the Friends of Bruce Castle Park, the Friends of Bruce Castle and the Antwerp Arms Association , the borough’s residents enjoyed the sunny afternoon with a guided heritage walk and talks from invited speakers including the Mayor of Haringey, Councillor Steve Mann. The talks were centred on the park's past, present, and future and the Mayor took the opportunity to speak about his close personal relationship to the park. Following his speech the Green Flag was raised. This is a prestigious award won and retained since 2003 and marks the excellent quality of the green space.
Throughout the event, family art and crafts activities were offered which are also held regularly at the Bruce Castle Museum. The day ended with free drinks and cake provided by the recently opened Café and vintage tearoom, T on the Green.
Offering a children playground, paddling pool, tennis and basketball courts, as well as a museum, Bruce Castle Park is well worth a visit.