Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18Traditional Victorian parks Victorian philanthropists understood the importance of green space for the health and wellbeing of society. Thankfully, they had the vision to create the world’s first public parks that proved how vital access to good quality green space was. This remains as important today. Benefits • Provide a framework for management and maintenance that enables the park to stay true to its Victorian roots • Help to preserve the historic importance and heritage of an area • Give visitors a safe area to enjoy a healthy, balanced lifestyle • Provide local residents and visitors with a quality green space as a contrast to their busy urban surroundings Queen’s Park, London The park was initially called Kilburn Recreation Ground, but has been known as Queen’s Park since the renaming of the park by Royal Command in the Jubilee year of 1887, in honour of Queen Victoria. Queen’s Park is a 12-hectare park managed by the City of London and has been open to the public since 1887. The City of London aims to provide well-managed surroundings and facilities that remain true to the vision of The Victorian founders and the park welcomes visitors and provides a beautiful green space in one of the most densely populated parts in London. Queen’s Park offers a number of facilities for all the family to enjoy, including tennis courts, pitch and putt, a large play area and a small zoo, all of which are open year- round. A children’s paddling pool for under-tens is open during the summer months. There is also opportunity for a more tranquil experience within the park with a sensory garden and the quiet garden with its perennial planting schemes. The park also has a café, open throughout the year. There are a number of popular events held in the park, including the outdoor cinema, the Queen’s Park Day and a variety of musical performances, held during the summer. “I’m delighted that Queen’s Park has once again been recognised as one of the best run and well-loved green spaces in the UK. It is testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers who work throughout the year to maintain and protect this wonderful site.” Richard Gentry, City Corporation Park Manager 13