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Go on. Tell me all about it.
It's possible but would be much harder as the outer ten metres or so is wild bushy land (I chuck bits of fruit and veg in for the animals). Difficult throwing area. You'd have to get it over that and there's a large tree to contend with. Johnty Rhodes might be able to get a cricket ball in but not an apple.
Has a circular path running round it which is good for jogging - and I have finally learnt thanks to this thread and finding this:
That it's 333m long, which is very useful!
It's quite small, no swings or anything like that, just a few benches, some grass and a park. All the gay men walk their dogs in there, this really old bald woman does Tae Chi and every Sunday this weird group of hippies sit on the grass and have a meeting and occasionally take a vote.
A solid 7/10 park.
it's quite good, about 20 minutes walk, and the views over London are great. but it's quite garden-y, and i'm a bigger fan of the slightly 'wild'-er parks. used to live nearer Hampstead Heath which is more my kind of park (and not just because it's a popular cruising spot)
Good layout. Nicely tended to entrance (fnar!). Pond with Swans (+signets) and Coots. Decent hill routes for running, and views to Ben Lomond in the north, and the Tinto hills in the south. Well used playground and footy/b-ball court. The drunks loitering around at the picnic tables seem to have (been) moved on. Bowling greens and golf course. Solid 8/10 local park.
Slightly further afield, Hogganfield Loch is a good, flat 2km run with some good nature stuff. Glasgow Green in the other direction is a great urban option. Also, Tollcross, is pretty good (city farm/views/winter gardens). I guess the nearby Necropolis counts, too - good for a wander amongst dead posh dead folk.
Spoilt for choice. Dear Green Place, etc.
it's nice, i like running around it. loadsa prams though.
i will bake!
It is next to Hagley Road, and has bearwood shuffle (a free mich and stalls type affair a few times a year. It has also had alottery grant of around £5 million to do up Lightwoods house which should improve it a bit. Almost equidistant is Warley Woods which is just ace. Golf course, woods, nature park, etc. Me and the lady often take a weekend promenade in there before going to a local cafe for a selection of fried food http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=warley+woods&rls=com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-Address&oe=&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=sZrWUca3J8mAhQfsuoCIBg&biw=1280&bih=843&sei=yprWUe7IOYOXhQf214GQDg
It's where I go running and it's pretty. Good for monkey spotting too.
got half a steam train coming out a blocked up tunnel. and a tropical house. good views, fantastic steep hill for sledging in winter. its nice.
is quite new, looks really good, but actually isn't all that great. Not sure that counts as a park. Apart from that it is St Andrews Park in Bristol. Amazing place, right by a student area, a yummy mummy area, a bohemian hipster area and an indie shopping street. It has distinct sections, the sunny side where people mong out doing balloons and smoking weed, have barbeques and drink cider. The kid's bit with yummy mummies drinking Prosecco and keeping half an eye on their kids in the paddling pool. The leafy side with people reading books, people doing poi and jugglers. The bottom area where people have games of football or frisbee. Nice little cafe in the middle, cups of tea £1.
a small playground for children
a bench for occasional youths after dark
The Revolutionary Spenceans used to gather here, plotting to overthrow the government. At least 3 large public meetings were held, and they managed to get up to 20,000 (some reports say 300,000) people together, culminating in a proper riot and an attempt to storm the Bank Of England, Newgate Prison and the Tower Of London. The Spenceans however had been infiltrated by government spies, so troops were on alert and the attempted coup was easily averted.
The area immediately south of the Church of our Most Holy Redeeemer was a burial ground in the late 18th and early 19th century.
Plague pits are a 17th century phenomenon.
I once saw 16 of them in a gaggle (I believe its technically called a parliament).
Pretty crap, mostly for kids.
Is this the same as a park? If not, what's the difference? It has tennis courts, children's play areas, 5-a-side football 'goals' and a well tended wicket.
And so is your mum's well tended wicket.
Used to be a big house (Perry Hall) there. But it got taken down and rebuilt in Maryland. All that remains of it here is a moat.
The River Tame flows through it. Was recently remodelled to stop it from silting up and flooding, but it all seems silted up again.
Has a decent play area and a nice little wooded area with a little stream and ponds.
When we ended up doing Cross Country at school, it was basically a lap of the park.
My back gate opens onto it.
It has a beach. It also has a sweet factory nmext to it (where they make strawberry Millions) so the air always smells a peculiar blend of seaweed and saccharine. I love it there. I have a favourite bench where I sit and watch the bnoats go by and snmoke fdags and sing to myself. I sometimes lose hours of my day just sitting there. Locals probably think I'm a paedo.
I'm so lucky, I think I live in possibly the most beautiful place in the world. (if you ignore the staggering social and economic deprivation of the area, which died alongside the shipbuilding industry, only to pick itself up and become a world leader in electronics, only for that also to die.)
here is a shot of the park taken from up the hill-http://ih2.redbubble.net/image.10575755.5996/flat,550x550,075,f.jpg
BUT does it have anything like this: http://www.miniaturerailwayworld.co.uk/images/poole.jpg
(the last sea going paddle steamer in the world and my bets thing ever):
ducks and herons and shit
peddle boat things
Withnail and I
having a good cry
1km running track, a nice 'mini-road' system for kids to ride bikes, a skate/bike park, some football pitches, connects directly into Downhills Park for some nice park-hopping runs.
Great view of the infamous Broadwater Farm on your right as you enter, with the skyline of North London on your left. I really like it.
Yeah - you get a good view of Alexandra Palace
In spite of the recent influx of cunts to the surrounding area - it's always incredibly empty.
Not exactly piece of inner-city heaven (it backs onto a massive substation) but pretty much gives me everything a park should do. Grass, trees, peace and quiet and the ability to have an illegal barbecue without someone coming round and bollocking me for it. Awesome.
Scout may know more than me, as its got quite a history.
It was part of the worst slums around during the industrial revolution and it was one of the largest cemetarys around. it was done up in 2005 or something and its jus ta green space with a few benches. although more moneys being spent on it to redevlop some old steps.
does that count? it's a meadow, not a park. it has cows and things on it.
nearest park is university parks i think. it's big and nice. the end.
There's the flats area: http://goo.gl/maps/wVeuv
The bit with the football and cricket pitches: http://goo.gl/maps/DyHcM
Bushwood itself; http://goo.gl/maps/OH0eX
The childrens' play area: http://goo.gl/maps/eRw3r
One of the lakes; http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/12/Lake_and_wood_in_Wanstead_Flats_-_geograph.org.uk_-_112240.jpg
It was about a minutes walk away.
Now I'm 5 mins walk from Pittencrieff Park, which is the grounds of the old house Andrew Carnegie had (of Carnegie Hall and all those Libraries fame).
It's very pretty and quite big.
I think I've only lived in one place that wasn't within 10 mins walk of a park.
I am just about to move to glasgow. I like glaasgow.
(dunfermline is good too. is that not where robert the bruce is buried or somthing?)
My next place isn't available until around August so rather than spend on a room for a month or so I'm crashing at my parents house. Did you decide which part to move to?
Dunfermline is where Robert the Bruce is buried. The last picture is the remains of his old Palace.
It has its benefits, but it is also ngngngngrrrrgggh. I will either move into my sister's flat when the tenants leave (could be any time between end of july- end august). OR I will jus do my own thing. I've seen a few things. An amazing flat in Speirs wharf (AMAZING) but I think it's a fgunny locaton. Two in dowanhill. One in the merchant city that I would actually like to buy, not rent, but it's only for rent. It is AMAZING. Lots to think about. Where are you moving to when you get back?
So the nearest park will still be Kelvingrove, just a few more minutes walk.
I had to Google Speirs Wharf. It's great to be able to see water, move there! I like Dunfermline for that, I cam see the Forth.
But (big BUT) it's a funny old place. I did one of those google directoin thigns to show me how I owuld walk to work and it looks like I have to either walk over or under the M8, which I would find a bit scary as I'm not big on bridges (or tunnels, for that matter.)
lovely, esp if you further in and it starts to feel quite rural.
Had first ice cream of the summer last week on lawn outside Kenwood House.
Never been in it. Don't even know what it's called. I do know that in the grounuds is a second hand furniture shop run by hippies called Shabitat.
I've just looked it up. It's called Saunders Park. Apparently it has a paddling pool.
From my lounge though, through the houses, I can see Wild Park, which is part of the South Downs National Park. It's pretty damn cool seeing a National Park out of your window.
I've got a garden
My mates don't live nearby so if I'm meeting them for park related activities I'm more likely to head down to the beach
Also, looking at their website, it looks like a park for kids, and a grown man visiting a childrens park is pretty weird too.
sipping a can of White Ace, gently foaming at the lips
it's massive and on the harbour front, as well as having its own massive boating lake. Pretty nice.
so on weekends it's really nice to head up there:
and then 10 minutes the other way is this:
Shame everything else is so shit really. :/
Don't know much about it other than I intend to spend most of Sunday crashed out there.
A couple of tennis courts, some basketball, football, a mini nature reserve (though this is slightly laughable).
A nice cafe.
It's lovely but small, overlooks the river and a bunch of big boats, great view upriver. Not quite a park, I guess, but I like it. My area has a lot of big garden spaces like this, no proper parks unless you cross the river to Southwark or head up in to Hackney though. We've got a woods, that's quite nice, on the small side though.
over the road there's a slightly bigger one with swings and surly youths.
it has an aviary which is cool, all parks should have them.
Quite a nice park between New Cross and Brockley. On a hill so the pathways slope up and down.
Don't go too often because I always feel really restless for some reason.
it's not a very big park but there's a nursery in it, thus the milfs depositing/picking up their offspring. Also a playground with a flying fox, swings, and a little concrete pitch with basketball hoops and football goals. And most of the park is grass. Not very good overall. 4/10.