Roundwood Park

Attractions , Parks and gardens Willesden Green
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Venue name: Roundwood Park
Address: Harlesden Rd

NW10 3SH
Transport: Tube: Dollis Hill; Bus: then 226 bus
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Tom Bruce
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Best park in the Willesden Green/Harlesden vicinity, hands down. Not that there are very many, or anything. But of the few that there are, this park comes up trumps. Groundskeepers live on site and can be observed buzzing around in a constant frenzy of hedge cutting, branch snipping, and grass mowing. Their dedication pays dividends as the neat seasonal flower bed arrangements win awards year after year, and there is hardly a trace of litter to be seen. It is pleasant year round, too, and it is a delight to experience the changing seasons through the park's graceful transformations. 



Other draws to the park include an aviary for budgerigars, a massive playground complete with obstacle course, a cosy cafe, an outdoor bodyweight fitness gym, and enclosed courts for ball games. Watching the birds is a bit disconcerting, though - their collective din of screeching and squawking means it's hard to tell if they are having an absolute orgy of it, or if they have all lost their minds from being kept in such a tiny enclosure coated with their own excrement. 



Whether jogging, exercising the dog, or just taking a stroll and enjoying several marijuanas with friends, Roundwood is perfect for any occasion. Its prominent hilltop gives a clear view of Wembley stadium in the not too far off distance, definitely the best for miles around due to the crest's height above sea level. In WWII, during the Blitz, this spot was utilised for anti-aircraft spotlights and flak cannons for that very reason.