Ruskin Park

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Coordinates: 51°27′53″N 0°05′37″W / 51.464703°N 0.093729°W / 51.464703; -0.093729

Ruskin Park
Bandstand, Ruskin Park, Lambeth, London-24March2012.jpg
Bandstand
Type Public park
Location Denmark Hill, Lambeth, London SE5, England.
Area 36 acres
Created 2 February 1907
Status Open all year

Ruskin Park is situated in Denmark Hill, Lambeth, London, England. It was opened on 2 February 1907 with an area of 24 acres and in 1910 a further 12 acres were added on the south side of the park. It is named after John Ruskin (1819 – 1900), who lived near to the park.[1]

During World War I recruits of the 21st Battalion, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) based at nearby Flodden Road in Camberwell, trained in the park.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruskin Park". Lambeth Council. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  2. ^ Anon, A War Record of the 21st London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles), 1914–1919, 1927/Uckfield: Naval & Military, 2003, ISBN 1-843426-19-6.