Ruskin Park

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Ruskin Park
Bandstand, Ruskin Park, Lambeth, London-24March2012.jpg
Bandstand
Ruskin Park is located in Greater London
Ruskin Park
Ruskin Park is located in the United Kingdom
Ruskin Park
Type Public park
Location Denmark Hill, Lambeth, London SE5, England.
Coordinates 51°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
Area 36 acres (15 ha)
Created 2 February 1907; 110 years ago (1907-02-02)
Status Open all year

Ruskin Park is situated on Denmark Hill in Camberwell, Lambeth, London, England. It was opened on 2 February 1907 with an area of 24 acres (9.7 ha) and in 1910 a further 12 acres (4.9 ha) were added on the south side of the park. It is named after John Ruskin (1819–1900), who lived near 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.