Myatt's Fields Park

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View of Myatt's Fields Park
Myatt's Fields Park in the snow

Myatt's Fields Park is a 14-acre Victorian park in Camberwell in the London Borough of Lambeth in South London, England, 2.9 miles south-east of Charing Cross.

History[edit]

The Park was designed by Fanny Wilkinson and was first opened to the public in May 1889.[1] It is named after Joseph Myatt, a tenant market gardener, who grew strawberries and rhubarb on the land in the 19th century. The Park's mulberry tree may date from the land's previous use as a market garden.[2] The estate is currently undergoing a six year regeneration programme which will transform the area.

Higgins Group PLC are undertaking the project that includes the construction of 808 new build homes and the modernisation and refurbishment of 172 existing homes. It also includes the development of a state-of-the-art landscaped park; new streets, green spaces and allotments; refurbishment of retail units and a new community centre with sports facilities.

These changes and developments will provide a new mixed and sustainable community, making it more vibrant, welcoming and a greener environment for existing and future residents.


Features[edit]

The Park includes a bandstand, summerhouse, and café. The Park is also home to tennis courts, a football pitch, and a children's playground.

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Coordinates: 51°28.4′N 0°6.2′W / 51.4733°N 0.1033°W / 51.4733; -0.1033