Roundwood Park celebrates its 125th birthday
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A Harlesden park, hidden from much of London, has celebrated 125 years serving the community.
Roundwood Park, which sits between Harlesden Road and Longstone Avenue, is a formal Grade II listed Victorian Park dating from May 10, 1895.
John Hopcroft, the head gardener, said: “The park looks tremendous. In spring it’s brilliant, this is one of the few parks to really retain its excellence.”
With beautiful flower displays and a wildlife area, the park also boasts an aviary, with birds such as finches, budgerigars and cockatoos.
There is a playground for children, a bowling green for adults, as well as a multi-use games area.
The Roundwood Lodge Café allows the community to relax with food and drink and well used by the Friend of Roundwood Park who organise regular events and practical projects to keep the park as popular as it is with locals.
The park once overseen by Brent Council is now overseen by contractors Veolia.
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Mr Hopcroft added: “We want more people to come and appreciate it.”