Ruskin Park: lesser known south London park

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    My favourite park, me and the littlun go there every week to play on the pirate ship, feed the ducks, eat ice cream and chase the mutant squirrels.
    Picnic yes.
  2. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Picnic is a great idea, who's gonna organise it?

    Do you mean the portico in Ed's report?
  3. Skim

    Skim has retired

    Yes, portico is a much better description :D

    Well, I'm happy to organise it. Sometime next month, maybe a Saturday afternoon? All depending on the weather, of course.
  4. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty


    If you can avoid 19th May (FA Cup Final) and the 26th (away in Devon) that would be great.
  5. Skim

    Skim has retired

    Maybe Saturday 12th... hopefully it won't clash with anything else.

    Ok, I'll do a thread and see if there's any interest... :)
  6. anthonywatts

    anthonywatts New Member

    A hidden treasure

    Oh it is one of my favs too! It is hard to keep it a secret...

    Concierge for (...editor: no ads please).
  7. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    What was he advertising?
  8. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

  9. Pip

    Pip Well-Known Member

    Young squirrels.

    This was MY park when I was little :cool:
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  12. Fingers

    Fingers From Tuscany SE22

    Did a bat walk there last autumn. Lambeth organise it for free. really good and they give the kids bat detectors to play with. We saw bats :cool:
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  13. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Was that with the Bat Conservation Trust? I was talking to them recently and they told me they were doing some in Brockwell Park.
  14. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Having bumped into a couple of walks I'm now booked on one. Can't remember when...
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  16. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I saw the Dulwich ukeleles there a couple of years ago. Glad they've restored the bandstand - it was sealed off when I lived round there in the 90s.
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    The free summer concerts in the Ruskin Park bandstand are starting to wind down, with only the Bromley Concert Band playing on the 13th Sept and the Incredible Sax Band on the 20th, both at 3pm.
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  22. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    I went for a wander round Ruskin Park and Myatts fields last weekend. Theyre both lovely now and it was great to see them getting so much use - all the sports courts in use, kids in the play bits and the pools, cafes open. Really pleased theyre in such good shape. Hopefully the consultation on parks wont knacker them...

    Does anyone know what's happening with the strange structure on the Denmark Hill side of Ruskin Park? Looks like some sort of folly but isn't in good condition currently... about the only but in the park that isnt which is why it stands out a bit.
  23. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Actually, might as well flounce.

    Had no idea there was a Ruskin Park; it must be a job to keep the topiary properly trimmed.
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  24. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    The Kooks aren't fans. Did a song about it and everything.
  25. goldengraham

    goldengraham Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know of the circumstances behind the tree that appears to be a memorial (with many coloured ribbons attached), that sits in the southern part of the park towards Ferndene Road? I'm guessing it is not a happy story but it is not clear just by examining it, and I have never been able to find any reference to it online
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  27. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

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  28. Harbourite

    Harbourite Eggnog

    Despite local protest, Lambeth council has decided to stop funding the paddling pool in Ruskin Park. It costs £35k a year to run and maintain. The Friends of Ruskin Park are working out what can be done as well as starting a campaign to save the pool. At moment, it is uncertain whether it will open this summer.

    Not as high profile or as significant as the library situation - and there is an argument that £35k spent should be spent on more deserving matters. But a lot of local kids from all around LJ, HH and Camberwell use the pool in the summer.
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  29. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    I used to run in the park in the mornings when the pool was being swept and then filled. They pressure wash it now and again, maybe once or twice a year. I struggle to see how it costs £35k a year when this is done for just a few months in the summer. It's such a well used facility, this is such a shame.
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