Rushgrove Park 8039

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The park today has wooded and winding paths and among its trees are gingko, catalpa and conifers, the former site of the pond now covered over.

History

The Silk Stream flows through Rushgrove Park, which has long existed as open space, remaining so when the area was transformed from rural landscape to suburbs in the 1930s almost certainly due to its liability to flooding. Flanked by Rushgrove Avenue and Colin Gardens either side of the stream, it was laid out as a recreation ground by the mid 1950s, initially known as Colindeep Open Space, with winding paths, a pond and tennis courts to the south.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Colindale (Northern) then walk. Bus: 32, 142, 226, 292.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust