You probably never knew that an inner city park could have this much variety, hidden secrets, and simple enjoyment. Battersea Park is situated in London, just a couple of miles south of Marble Arch. It is considered by many to be the most interesting of all the London Parks.
This web site intends to tell the story, past, present and future, of all aspects of the Park, and to encourage people to do a bit more than just walk the dog, or play football.
The most obvious wildlife in the Park are the birds living on or around the lake.
While feeding the ducks you will often see Herons, Cormorants and Grebes. These are just a few of the many types of bird commonly seen in the Park.
Not so often noticed are the many varieties of trees, some of them record breakers.
Historic and attractive gardens are found in all corners,
although they may not be how the original creators envisaged.
The Park has a facinating history, leading from a duel in the marshlands before the Park was built, through to the FunFair and Gardens of the Festival of Britain in the 1950s. The area has some major landmarks nearby, such as Battersea Power Station, and the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
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