The Friends are proud to announce that the newly published book, describing the history of the Park from the early 1800s to present day, is now available from our online shop. The book has been written by ex-Park Manager Jennifer … more …
Battersea Park is situated in London, just a couple of miles south of Marble Arch, considered by many to be the most interesting of all the London Parks. An inner city park with so much variety, hidden secrets, and activities.
The most obvious wildlife in the Park are the birds living on or around the lake. While feeding the ducks you will often see Herons, Cormorants and Grebes. These are just a few of the many types of bird commonly seen in the Park.
Not so often noticed are the many varieties of trees, some of them record breakers.
Historic and attractive gardens are found in all corners,
although they may not be how the original creators envisaged.
The Park has a fascinating history, leading from a duel in the marshlands before the Park was built, through to the Fun Fair and Gardens of the Festival of Britain in the 1950’s. The area has some major landmarks nearby, such as Battersea Power Station, and the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
The Park is registered as grade II* within the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens by English Heritage for its special historic interest.
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