Talk:Burgess Park

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I really cannot believe that the park is "one of the largest public parks in South London" - Greenwich, Brockwell, Battersea, Dulwich, and Clapham Common are all as big, if not bigger! Peter Shearan 17:43, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

I also am unsure how Abercrombie came into it? The London Plan was 1944, and this park didnt arrive until 1973 after the canal closed surely? Also the text of the article was almost entirely lifted from the Southwark sheet, and didn't make entirely clear the connection between the canal and the park. A map would be helpful, I think. Peter Shearan 18:45, 17 September 2005 (UTC)
I've added a map in to help illustrate, thanks to the data from OpenStreetMap. dankarran (talk) 09:41, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

The origins of the park definitly lie in the Abercrombie plan, and it is a great shame to omit this from the history. There is a book, commissioned by Groundwork Southwark, called "The Story Of Burgess Park" by Tim Charlesworth. This states "The Aberchrombie plan proposed a large park south of Albany Road and centred around the site of the canal. This was designated as North Camberwell Open Space...."[p42]. It is also one of the largest public parks in South London.... --Derek.hill 11:08, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

It's 113 acres. Dulwich park is 72 acres, Brockwell is 128, Battersea is 200. Clapham Common is 200 acres, but isn't a park (hence the name); Greenwich Park is 183 acres but is a Royal Park, not a public one. Given that it's the third largest public park in South London (and there are many much smaller ones) I think "one of the largest" is reasonable. Marthiemoo (talk) 16:55, 24 April 2009 (UTC)