Thursday, 14 April 2011

Golders Hill Park

Golders Hill Park
Golders Hill Park is a relatively small, formal park in Golders Green, adjoining West Heath. It's managed by the City of London Corporation as part of Hampstead Heath.

There once was a house with the name Golders Hill on this site; its grounds were converted into a public park in 1898. The house was destroyed during World War II in 1940.

Today, Golders Hill Park features a formal flower garden with a fountain and a pergola, a duck pond, an orchard meadow, and a water garden.
There are also a deer enclosure, a small zoo and a butterfly house, as well as a playground, a putting green, and tennis courts. A cafe stands on the site of the old house.

These features make Golders Hill a much-loved family park. Another big attraction is its large main lawn, which is great for picnics. There is a bandstand, too, where music is played on summer Sunday afternoons.

How to get there:

The park has several entrances. There are gates close to Golders Green station on the Northern Line, and the busses numbers 210 and 268 stop outside the north-eastern entrance, where the cafe is.
You can also reach Golders Hill Park from West Heath, there are more gates off Sandy Road; the Hill Garden and Pergola is nearby, too.

For more details, see this map of Hampstead Heath (PDF).

Golders Hill Park closes at night, and opens again at 7:30am. The opening times can be found on the City of London Corporation's website.

Links to other websites:

Photos of Golders Hill Park:

Golders Hill Park
Boy with fish fountain in the flower garden - 24 June 2010

Golders Hill Park
The orchard meadow in summer - 24 June 2010

There are more pictures in my Flickr set of Golders Hill Park.

2 comments:

  1. I have an ancestor who was an under-house maid there in 1850..

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