Ruskin Park

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Ruskin Park
Bandstand, Ruskin Park, Lambeth, London-24March2012.jpg
Ruskin Park is located in Greater London
Ruskin Park
Ruskin Park is located in the United Kingdom
Ruskin Park
TypePublic park
LocationDenmark Hill, Lambeth, London SE5, England.
Coordinates51°27′53″N 0°05′37″W / 51.464703°N 0.093729°W / 51.464703; -0.093729Coordinates: 51°27′53″N 0°05′37″W / 51.464703°N 0.093729°W / 51.464703; -0.093729
Area36 acres (15 ha)
Created2 February 1907; 113 years ago (1907-02-02)
StatusOpen all year

Ruskin Park is in Denmark Hill in Camberwell in the London Borough of Lambeth, London, England, taking up much of its south-west quarter starting at its station. It was opened on 2 February 1907 with an area of 24 acres (10 ha) then, in 1910, 12 acres (5 ha) was added on its south-west side. These two parts are undivided. It is named after John Ruskin (1819–1900), a poet, writer and a major champion of diverse green spaces as well as of the Arts and Crafts movement, who lived near the park. He gives his name equally to a college, museum and square.[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]


  1. ^ "Ruskin Park". Lambeth Council. Archived from the original on 2012-10-12. 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.

Named after John Ruskin who lived with his wife Effie in Denmark Hill