Parks

Blackfen is lucky to be surrounded by many parks and green spaces.

To the north west is Oxleas Woods, an area of ancient woodland, and Castle Wood with its 18th century folly, Severndroog Castle.

View from Severndroog Castle, 2014

View from Severndroog Castle, 2014

To the west is Avery Hill Park, where the Winter Gardens of Col North’s house can still be visited.

Avery Hill Park, 2010

Avery Hill Park, 2010

To the south west is Parish Wood Park, which in 2011 received funding for improvements.

Parish Wood

Parish Wood in 2013

To the south is Holly Oak Wood Park, where the River Shuttle is met by the Wyncham Stream and flows on towards Lamorbey Park.

Holly Oak Wood Park in 2010

Holly Oak Wood Park in 2010

To the east is Penhill Park.

Penhill Park in 2013

Penhill Park in 2013

To the north east is Danson Park, with a boating lake, 18th century house, historic landscaping and plenty of recreational facilities. An open-air swimming pool opened at Danson Park in 1936 and was very popular but closed in 1979 and was demolished in the early 1980s.

Danson Lido

 

Danson Park on a cold winter's day, 2014

Danson Park on a cold winter’s day, 2014

Do you use any of these parks, or did you play in them as a child? How important are they to Blackfen?

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