Islip Manor Park
Where is it?
Access: Entrances to the park are situated off Mandeville Road, Eastcote Lane (car park access), Islip Manor Road and Alderney Gardens, in Northolt.
Bus: 90, 120, 140, 282, 398 and E10
Tube: Northolt (Central line), five minutes walk from the park
Parking: Car park at the Eastcote Lane entrance
- Cricket pitch for hire (in the summer)
- New play centre for pre-school children
- Playground (for older children)
- Basketball and five-a-side area
- Bowling green (Northolt Bowls Club)
About the park
A remnant of the Islip Manor Estate, this quiet park in Northolt is the perfect place to enjoy your day with family and friends.
Islip Manor Park is a formal park with many beautiful flower and shrub beds and it has large native and non-native old trees. It is home to many nesting birds and fungi species and municipal grassland while being a great place to relax on the weekend and have a picnic or a kick about.
The park is on the route of the Dog Rose Ramble walk which runs from Hayes to Hillingdon, though Northolt.
Part of Islip Manor Park to the west of the site is managed for nature conservation and provides a useful local wildlife resource. The plants in the grassland are allowed to grow long, flower and set seed before being cut late in the year in October to provide valuable nectar sources and habitat for butterflies and other invertebrate species.
The most common grasses in the meadow are:
- common bent (Agrostis capillaris)
- smaller cat's-tail (Phleum bertolonii)
- red fescue (Festuca rubra)
Herbs are generally quite sparse apart from creeping buttercup (Ranunculus repens).
Around the meadow a woodland understorey has been allowed to develop under the planted horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) and common lime trees (Tilia x europaea).