Roundwood Park was listed by English heritage in 2001 for its Victorian heritage. Back in 1895 Hunger Hill Common Field was transformed into the park when the Willesden Local Board bought 26.5 acres in Harlesden for the benefit of local residents. It boasts some lovely original flower beds, a model railway (reinstalled in 2003), fish ponds, bowling green, an aviary and a café which has a wonderful community feel to it. The park gets its name from Roundwood House (now destroyed), a magnificent Elizabethan-style mansion which stood on a hill across what is now an open field. The park's main architect was Oliver Claude Robson who also engineered the main drainage and sewerage of Willesden. There's a plaque on the drinking fountain near the main entrance commemorating his contribution - 14,500 trees and shrubs are here thanks to him. If you make your way to the summer theatre (currently closed), the view from the top of the hill takes in Wembley Stadium which can be seen in the distance.
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