St Andrews Park is a luscious green gem just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Gloucester Road. The square park has lots of green grassy space and trees to offer shade from the sun. It’s the perfect place to chill out on a sunny day with a picnic and your pup and watch the world go by.
There’s a very relaxing and easy going atmosphere despite the fact that it can get quite busy. It’s hugely popular with families in the area because of the small, sweet cafe and the brilliant children’s play park which has a paddling pool, climbing frames and sandpit.
‘St. Andrew’s Park was purchased in 1890 for £6,857. £6,190 was spent on laying out and the park was opened to the public in 1895. Playground equipment was installed in 1946.
In the centre of the park, there is a large tarmac circle which was the site of an air-raid shelter. To the south-west is a circular freestone plinth which used to bear a sundial.’
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