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Alexandra Road Park

Project location: London | Camden | South Hampstead

Part of the Clusters: Camden | Parks & Open Spaces | Project Dirt

Type: Informal community project

http://friendsofalexandraroadpark.com/ | @AlexandraRdPark

Latest Activity: 2 years, 6 months ago

Created: Tuesday April 21, 2015

Members: 7

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About

Alexandra Road Park is a neighbourhood park, located in the heart of the Alexandra and Ainsworth community. It forms a green oasis in a built up urban area of inner London, and is a rare and highly acclaimed example of late 20th Century landscape design. The park is 4 acres.

The park, an east-west swathe of green space between two long blocks of the estate was designed by Janet Jack (1972-78) in conjunction with Neave Brown’s new housing. Alexandra Road Park lies within the Alexandra Road Conservation area and forms the setting for the Grade II* listed buildings of the Alexandra and Ainsworth social housing estate designed by Neave Brown (1968-78) for Camden Council. The park cannot be uncoupled from the housing and together they are a highly valued example of landscaping and architecture from the period of rebuilding (1960s/70s) of post-war London.

The value of the park’s original design to the community goes beyond the fundamental concern for heritage: the community have given overwhelming support to retain and rejuvenate the original character of the landscape and are leading several initiatives to implement this vision, working closely with Camden.

Alexandra Road Park

London | Camden | South Hampstead

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