Alexandra Road Park is a neighbourhood park located in the heart of the Alexandra Road Estate. A rare and highly acclaimed example of late 20th-century landscape design, the 4-acre park is a green oasis in Londons urban landscape. Alexandra Road Park, designed by Janet Jack from 19721978, is a linear park cross-cut by diagonal pathways that maximise use of the space and create a series of unique outdoor rooms for relaxation and play. Its combination of raised gardens, plazas, and sunken areas forms a dramatic landscape of ridges and valleys that provide excellent views across the park. The park design incorporates five playgrounds for different age groups. These include a multi-use games area; a more formal circular lawn surrounded by mature trees, creating an amphitheatre with a concrete stage; a raised mound comprising a south-facing sheltered space with benches along the northern edge; and a large informal grassy areathe meadowopening directly onto Langtry Walk. Planting concepts along the pathways contribute further to the character of the park. A country walk connecting the meadow to the Tenants Hall is lined with hawthorn reminiscent of field hedgerows, and a grove of silver birch trees and low groundcover create a dramatic woodland entrance to the park from the Tenants Hall plaza. Alexandra Road Parks lies within the Alexandra Road Conservation area and forms the setting for the Grade II* listed buildings of Alexandra Road Estate (completed 1978), designed by Neave Brown for Camden Council. The parks character and significance cannot be uncoupled from that of the Estate, and together they emblematise an era of innovative landscaping, architecture, and planning in the UK.
The organisation with legal responsibility for Alexandra Road Park is Camden Council.
Alexandra Road Park is managed and maintained by Camden Council.
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