Dulwich Park's opening hours are set by Southwark Council and vary according to the time of year. The park opens at 8am and closes at sunset - during the winter it's 4.30pm and at the height of summer it's 9pm. Opening and closing times are shown on all the park gates and noticeboards.
The park has many amenities, including
- Francis Peek community centre (where the park manager's office is and many children's & adult classes are held)
- Pavilion Café
- Recumbent Bikes
- boating on the lake (in season)
- cricket facilities
- bowls (members only)
- outdoor exercise equipment for adults and young people over 11
- outdoor table tennis
- a large children's playground.
In addition, the Dulwich Vegetable Garden community gardening project can be found at the back of Rosebery Lodge near Rosebery Gate. Maps showing the locations of these facilities are on all the park noticeboards.
Several organisations run outdoor fitness classes in the park, and are licenced by Southwark Council. For details see the information boards in the foyer of the Francis Peek Centre or contact the park manager's office.
Unfortunately the Council is not installing any new Memorial Benches at present, unless it is to replace an old bench that is beyond repair, or a new location is identified that requires a bench. This is a Borough-wide policy. In the meantime, your details can be added to a database so you can be contacted if a position becomes available. Please contact Paul Highman, Dulwich Park Manager, Francis Peek Centre, for further information.