This Sunday- Sept 2nd we will be having a celebration picnic in the”bowl” area of Alexandra Road Park . There will be food – and Punch and Judy for small and not so small kids! If you can bring some food to share all the better.Hope to see you there along with some sunshine.If rainy – in the hall at the South end.Picnic begins at 1.30 and the first Punch and Judy show is at 2.15.
Wonderful news – Alexandra Road Park has been awarded the long anticipated Heritage Lottery grant for restoration.Work will start on the park early next year and will take around eighteen months. Thank you to all the teams who have worked so hard on this and thank you too to all of you for being a “Friend of Alexandra Road Park” We will be having a celebration picnic at the end of August . All welcome.Details here later.
The Society of Garden Designers have published an article about our Park in the June edition of their Journal. Apart from being sold in a few places The Garden Design Journal is by subscription only so they have kindly given us permission to put the article on our website so we can all have a look. It focuses on the design aspect of the park. Click on this link Garden Design Journal June 2013 Issue to view the article.
Bats are back in our park.
At 7.59 p.m last Saturday on the first warm day of the year three bats were seen in the park . Each were alone above different areas.
They were very small- pipistrelles I think .
Maybe we will have a bat walk some time later in the year .
Our Alexandra Road Park dawn chorus walk will take place on Sunday 28 th april.
Meet at the ” Fort” that’s the round structure at the Abbey Road end of Rowley Way.
05.25 for a 05.30 start .
Andrew Peel of the Marylebone Bird Society will be leading the way .
Coffee and croissants in our hall afterward . See you there.
Saturday 2 March 2013 activity morning
Come and join us on Saturday 2 March for a Friends of Alexandra Road Park activity morning.
We will meet in the Tenants Hall at 10am and then head out to do some much needed tidying up of the park grounds.
Gloves and tools will be provided if you don’t have your own. And you might want to wear wellies or sturdy shoes and the ground may be damp.
There will be tea & cake in the hall for everyone.
See you there.
Where: The Tenants Hall, Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate
When: Saturday 2 March 10am – Midday
You may have noticed Camden’s tree works are well underway in the park and despite our fear and trepidation look to be very professional .The leaning Eucalyptus on the meadow has disappeared! also the old Sycamore on Abbey Road but otherwise the trees are simply being trimmed where necessary for their future well being.
Two dates for your diary – Saturday a.m March 2nd when we will be resuming our “Friends” work mornings ( with cake) and Sunday the 28 th April when we will be having our very popular dawn chorus bird walk ( and hot chocolate)
Full details about both these will be given a little nearer the time .