About Legacy Youth Zone

Croydon Youth Zone, named by young people as ‘Legacy’, is a purpose-built facility for the borough’s young people aged 8 – 19, and up to 25 for those with disabilities.

The journey began when Croydon Council saw the amazing work being done in Youth Zones across the OnSide network and became determined to help young people in their borough in the same way.

Legacy will also be London’s third OnSide Youth Zone and will be located on Whitehorse Road, Croydon.

This infrastructure of facilities is based upon OnSide Youth Zones 21st Century Youth Facility Model and young people from across Croydon will have access to all these fantastic facilities for a cost of £5 for an annual membership and 50p per visit.

The Youth Zone provides a safe environment where young people can come and enjoy themselves and will enable young people to raise their aspirations and confidence to create a happier and healthier generation.



Creating the brand

In what was our biggest branding vote in London yet, close to 3,000 local young people had their say on what they would like Croydon Youth Zone to be called. The winning brand, with 1,603 votes, was ‘Legacy’.

Young people of Croydon, made up of members from local partner community groups, have spent the last few months working with London based Design agency SEA Design to draw out the design for their new brand.

Dozens of different names, ideas and designs were narrowed down to just two, which then saw thousands of young people from across Croydon vote on their favourite.

Young people of Croydon

Throughout the whole development of Croydon Youth Zone, we involve young people as much as possible; it’s their Youth Zone. Young people’s active participation and influence in areas of brand identity, transportation, fundraising and the interior design of the Youth Zone are fundamental to our approach. If you would like to get involved with the development of Legacy and have your say on aspects such as the design of the interior elements as well as the activities the Youth Zone will run once open, email Mark.Blundell@OnSideYouthZones.org



Opportunities for Young People


Jam-packed with high intensity activities like badminton, netball, boccia, unihock, dodgeball,basketball and many more…


For those of you that fancy trying something a little different, we will have a dedicated room to indoor rock climbing…


Not just a great way to keep fit, boxing and martial arts are all about control, persistence and poise. We’re talking punch bags…


Make a statement and leave a mark on your Youth Zone! Unleash your creativity with opportunities to do murals…


Also known as our state-of-the-art fully equipped gym. Fit for top athletes, our Fitness Centre will offer advice…


Our specialist dance studio will offer plenty of room to express yourself through a variety of dance styles, from modern…


Explore the outdoors, trek through the wide-open, kayak and climb, sleep by a fire and learn the art of survival…


The world of work can seem like a scary place, which is why we will support our members to develop their enterprise skills…


Are you inspired by cutting-edge technology? Our Media Studio will be a perfect space for you. From film editing, a radio studio…


Our Music Room will offer members the chance to make some noise and follow their dream. With writing, rapping, mixing…


With all this activity happening at the Youth Zone, you will definitely be working up an appetite. Our restaurant will be serving up…


The Way will be a place that you can not only come and do activities, it will be a place where we will help you develop …