Despite Wembley’s urban feel, the north west London neighbourhood, famed for its football stadium, boasts a surprising number of parks, green open spaces and wildlife conservation area with a lake!
We have picked five of the best for Wembley Parade owners, neighbours and visitors of the area to explore and escape the hustle and bustle for some peace and relaxation.
1. Neasden Recreation Ground
Neasden Recreation Ground was created in 1927 on land donated by Richard Costain and Sons Ltd who were developing the adjoining land for housing. Today the open, flat parkland and sports pitches, which border the Welsh Harp Reservoir to the north and the North Circular Road on the southern boundary, offer recreational and casual sports use with a children's playground and wildlife conservation area. The multi-use games area, with a concrete surface, is ideal for a game of basketball or 5 a side football.
2. Brent Reservoir
Bordered by the Edgware Road on one side and the North Circular along another, Brent Reservoir, also known as the Welsh Harp, is an oasis of water, greenery and calm. A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), the open water and associated habitats support an unusually large selection of wetland birds and plants for an inner-city reservoir.
It is just the place to escape the bustle of urban life for a walk, some bird or wildlife spotting from herons to kingfisher to newts and water voles or to enjoy a day out on the water windsurfing, sailing or canoeing.
There are several water sports clubs you can join: Wembley Sailing Club, Welsh Harp Sailing Club, the Sea Cadets or Phoenix Canoe Club. Afterwards, enjoy a bite to eat at the hidden gem Jane’s Garden Café at the Birchen Grove Garden Centre
3. Fryent Country Park
The amazing Country Park covering 103 acres of north west London offers a wonderful space of rolling fields and small woods, about 15 minutes from Wembley Parade.
Fryent Country Park is well worth a visit with plenty of peaceful places and wildlife spotting opportunities. The ancient park also contains small remnants of two manors originally owned by King Edward the Confessor as well as areas landscaped by Humphrey Repton in 1792 as part of a local landowner’s country park. The views from some of the hills, Gotfords Hill or Barn Hill are amazing and at the top of Barn Hill you will even find a fishpond!
4. King Edward VII Park
King Edward VII Park was opened to the public on 4 July 1914. The land which has become the park was purchased by the Council in memory of the late King and to replace the loss of Wembley Park as an open space. The park was formally laid out for sport and leisure activities and many of the facilities still exist today.
Here you will be able to take part in a variety of sports including seven a side football, bowling, Gaelic Football and tennis. With grand terraces and steps and beautiful flower beds, this is a true family park which is well used by local residents.
5. Barham Park
Barham Park, both the house and grounds, was left to the citizens of Wembley by Titus Barham in 1937. The gently undulating park with pathways, formal Victorian gardens and many mature trees is located not far from Wembley Parade, on Harrow Road.
Barham Library, a lovely gem saved and run by locals, sits in part of the park in what was once Crab’s House. The walled garden is a popular relaxation spot with visitors and the children's play area is a local favourite. The old glass house is now the focal point of the Queen Elizabeth II Silber Jubilee Garden.
Owners at Wembley Parade benefit from a bustling setting whilst being surrounded by an array of beautiful open spaces. To enjoy the best of both worlds at Wembley Parade please call the sales team on 020 3308 9814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.