Watling Park

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Watling Park is a public park in Burnt Oak in the London Borough of Barnet. It is one of Barnet's sixteen premier parks.[1]

It is a hilly open area with mown grassland, a children's playground, a football pitch, a basketball pitch and a small rose garden. Burnt Oak Brook, a tributary of the Silk Stream, runs through the park.[2] There are more natural areas of undergrowth at the borders of the park and along the banks of the brook.

The park is in the Watling Estate, a London County Council housing estate built in the 1920s and named after the nearby Roman road. It opened in 1931. The area was formerly farmland,[3] and oak trees on the hill are survivors of its rural past.[4]

The main entrance is at the corner of Watling Avenue and Orange Hill Road, and there is also access from Fortescue Road, Chessingham Road, Abbots Road and Colchester Road.

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Coordinates: 51°36′26″N 0°15′37″W / 51.6071°N 0.2604°W / 51.6071; -0.2604