Alexandra Park’s 196 acres of Grade II listed parkland surrounds one of London’s most iconic destinations – Alexandra Palace. The Park is a much loved green space and its beautifully maintained grounds and stunning views over London are enjoyed all year round. The space was a lifeline for people during the lockdown restrictions as visitor numbers almost doubled to over 5 million.
The Park and Palace host a diverse range of events throughout the year. Outdoor events included a Park-wide summer festival, the popular Red Bull Soapbox race and the huge annual fireworks festival. While more modern attractions have been developed across the Park, a number of historic features are still in existence including the boating lake and rose garden.
Alexandra Park has been declared a Local Nature Reserve recognising the site’s importance for wildlife as well as people. It is home to a wide range of flora and fauna and is a haven for bird watching with more than 100 species recorded, including regular visits from a Peregrine Falcon. People can get involved in our other activities including a forest school, volunteering projects and walks and talks.
The Park is cared for by the Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust and in recent years an ever-growing army of supporters, with local experts joining volunteers to improve habitats for species such as ants and birds, as well developing a community gardening scheme.
A new strategic vision for the whole site is underway and this document will guide the development of the Park and Palace over the next 25 years. It is an exciting time to get involved!