Blondin Park

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Blondin Park is an 8.5 hectare public park in Northfields in the London Borough of Ealing. It has allotments area and sports pitches.[1] It is owned by Ealing Council and managed by the Council together with the Friends of Blondin Park. An area of 2.3 hectares in the south-west corner is a Local Nature Reserve,[2][3] and the nature area and allotments are a Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation.[4][5]

History[edit]

The site was acquired by the Municipal Borough of Ealing in 1928 and opened as a public park called Northfields Recreation Ground. In 1957 it was renamed Blondin Park after Charles Blondin, who lived locally in Niagara House. The Blondin Nature Area was created in 1997.[6]

Ecology[edit]

The nature reserve has a variety of habitats, including a wildflower meadow and a pond, where wetland plants have been introduced such as lesser pond-sedge, sharp-flowered rush and greater spearwort.[6][5]

Access[edit]

There is access from Boston Manor Road.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blondin Park". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Blondin Park, Northfields". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map of Blondin Park, Northfields". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "iGiGL data portal (map)". Greenspace Information for Greater London. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Blondin Park Nature Area". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Blondin Park and Blondin Nature Area". London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°29′43″N 0°19′13″W / 51.4952°N 0.3203°W / 51.4952; -0.3203