Larkhall Park includes a children's play area and popular café. It has picnic and sitting areas as well as a small walled garden. Sports facilities include two multi-purpose ball game areas, a seasonal grass football pitch and changing facilities.
Address: Courland Grove, SW8 2PX
Tube: Stockwell (Victoria and Northern Lines), 0.3 miles (0.6km)
Rail: Wandsworth Road (0.2 miles, 0.4km)
Bus: 77, 77a, 196.
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New developments in Larkhall Park
Larkhall Park underwent a major transformation programme in 2006 to improve its physical and natural environment and raise its public profile across Lambeth. The Friends of Lambeth Park, Stockwell Partnership and Metropolitan Police were all consulted, ensuring that Larkhall Park had facilities that met the needs of the local community.
Over £1m was secured from the European URBAN II regeneration programme, the Government’s Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, Transport for London and Lambeth Council towards making Larkhall Park cleaner, greener, safer and more welcoming. However, further funding will provide new sports facilities including tennis courts, improved lighting, tree works and wildlife areas to promote local biodiversity.
Larkhall Park owes its present name to the GLC; prior to 1967 it was known as Wandsworth Road Open Space. It has been suggested that 'Lark Hall' may have been a country house which later became the Lark Hall tavern and tea gardens, where the present Larkhall tavern stands.
Even though Larkhall Park is a fairly new park, it appears that it was first conceived around 1943. Lord Reith, who was the Minister of Works and Planning in 1941, asked the LCC to prepare a radical plan for London so that housing, transport and open spaces could be improved. The implementation of Larkhall Park was transferred from the GLC to Lambeth Council in 1971 and the construction of the present park began in 1974.
Friends of Larkhall Park
The Friends of Larkhall Park represent those who live around and use the park, playing an important role in its management and development for present and future generations. The Friends organise regular meetings, events and activities within the park.
To find out more or join, please go to the Friends of Larkhall Park website.
Help us look after Larkhall Park
Larkhall Park is managed by Lambeth Parks and Greenspaces and comes under the Lambeth North Parks Area. It is also in an area patrolled by the Larkhall Safer Neighbourhoods Teams of Lambeth Borough Police, who work in partnership with Lambeth Council and the Friends of Larkhall Park to ensure the park is a safe and welcoming environment.
Larkhall Park welcomes responsible dog walkers, but there are dog free areas such as the children's play area and sports facilities. This is for the comfort and safety of children and their carers, and also helps protect local wildlife. Dogs can be exercised off the lead in most of the park but please ensure that you dispose of any waste properly in the bins provided.
For more information on Larkhall Park and how to help us keep it clean, green and safe please contact us on 0207 926 9000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.