A unique modernist sculpted linear park, that is integral to the surrounding housing. The park was designed in the 1970s by architect Neave Brown and landscape architect Janet Jack. It was restored with a Heritage Lottery Fund grant in 2015.
The design features a series of outdoor rooms and new play parks designed by Erect Architects, with landscaping by J+L Gibbons. The planting is based on the original planting plans which had an emphasis on endurance as the site is a playground to the many children living in the surrounding housing and their friends as well as to the general public.
The many trees were planted by Janet Jack, not only for their beauty, but to form shelter belts for the otherwise windy site.
The park contains an unusual circular lawn known locally as ‘the bowl’ (it was once bowl-shaped but has since been filled in) and a ‘stage’, which is used for performances, picnics and other events.
For further information please see the Friends of Alexandra Road Park website.