Type: Informal community project
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Latest Activity: 2 years, 3 months ago
Created: Tuesday April 21, 2015
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 Browns 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 parks 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.