Park works – photos and progress

The park restoration is now well underway and looking very good indeed.

We have posted some photos of the progress on a new page under ‘park restoration’. Click here to see them – we will be adding new photos regularly and will keep you updated as the park takes shape over the coming months.

We are at the stage now where the new paths and trees have been put in, and the new playground equipment is almost ready to be installed – so there will be plenty of exciting updates to come!






Today, September the 1st, work starts on our long awaited Heritage Lottery Funded park restoration!

Completion planned to be in Spring 2015!


A successful dawn chorus!

At the crack of dawn on 27th April 2014 a group of 14 hardy Friends of the park gathered at Alexandra Road Park to be wowed by the amazing birdsong that we usually just sleep through..



We spent an hour walking around the park with our expert birdsong identifier Andrew Peel of the Marylebone Bird Society, and he helped us identify 12 different birds:

Song thrush
Long tailed tit
Wood pigeon
Gold finch
Green finch
Herring gull
Lesser black back gull
Carrion crow

…and a fox!!


Afterwards we were rewarded with a wonderful breakfast waiting for us in the Tenants Hall!

Make sure you join us for next years Dawn Chorus – the first after the park restoration…

Dawn Chorus Walk 2014 – Alexandra Road Park

The leaves are green and the the birds are busy making their nests in the ivy and the trees.

On Sunday 27th April we will be having our 2014 Dawn Chorus Walk led by Andrew Peel of the Marylebone Bird Society.

This will be rather special as it will be the last Dawn Chorus Walk we will have in our very overgrown park before the Heritage Lottery park restoration begins later this year.

Meet at the “fort”-that’s the round structure at the Abbey Road end of Rowley Way at 05.25 for a 05.30 start.

Croissants and coffee in the tra hall afterwards.

All welcome.

See you there – reminders nearer the time!

public meeting 2014 -Heritage Lottery Fund – Alexandra Road Park

There will be a meeting this Monday evening 13th January 7 p.m -9 p.m to look at the plans for the Alexandra Road Park restoration which will begin this year.

J and L Gibbons landscape architects will be ready to answer all your questions as well as our head gardener and the heritage lottery fund project team.

The meeting will take place at the T.R.A. hall by the tall Chimneys on Rowley Way.

All welcome.

Talks at the Garden Museum

Amongst the interesting things that go on at the Garden Museum in Lambeth are the Winter Lectures.

On Monday the 11th November Sarah Couch,historical researcher and Neil Davidson landscape architect from J and L Gibbons will be talking about our Alexandra Road Park .

 The talk is called

The Alexandra Road Estate Neighbourhood Park; Its creation and regeneration.

You can get tickets by post/cheque ( see London Parks and Gardens Trust site) or from the Garden Museum website.

See you there!