Alexandra Road Park

A landscaping around premises in , Camden • Langtry Walk, NW8 0DU

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Play on the playgrounds
Use the football pitch
Picnic on the meadow
Saturday bootcamp on the court
Birdwatch on the woodland walk

Features
  • Historic features
  • Flowerbed
  • Treescape
  • Wildflower meadow

Facilities
  • Always open
  • Dogs allowed in all greenspaces
  • All weather playing pitch
  • Accessible entrance
  • Bench
  • Benches with backrests and sidearms
  • Dog litter bins
  • Information board
  • Litter bins
  • Adventure playground
  • Playground for younger kids
  • Playground for older kids
  • Open air performance area
  • Nature trail

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 London’s urban landscape. Alexandra Road Park, designed by Janet Jack from 1972–1978, 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 area—the ‘meadow’—opening 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 park’s 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.

Who you will find in Alexandra Road Park

Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate Tenants and Residents Association

Caring

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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Friends of Alexandra Road Park

Formed 2010

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