Blondin Park and Blondin Nature Area, (also known as Northfields Recreation Ground and Leisure Gardens), London, England
Record Id: 7674
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Blondin Nature Area was opened in 1997 and planted with a community orchard, wildflower meadow and pond.
Brief history of site
In 1928 Ealing Town Council decided to acquire 17.25 acres of land for public open space. Middlesex CC made a contribution of a quarter of the cost of the 9.25 acre recreation ground, conditional on this portion of the land being permanently dedicated to public use. It opened as Northfields Recreation Ground but in 1957 it was renamed Blondin Park after the French acrobat and tightrope walker, Charles Blondin, who had retired to this area.
Address: Boston Manor Road/Blondin Avenue/Windmill Road/Niagara Avenue, W5
Greater London; Ealing
Historical County: Middlesex
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Tube: Boston Manor, Northfields (Piccadilly). Bus: E3, E8
Opening contact details:
Opening is unrestricted.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: public park
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: After 1928
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 3.95