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Montrose Playing Field

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  • Colindale (0.36 mi)
  • Burnt Oak (0.43 mi)
  • Queensbury (1.28 mi)
 

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Montrose Playing Field

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This local community sports field caters for a range of sports and also has a stream running along one edge.

 

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  1. Daily park user @sh

    ‘Montrose Park’ (Or ‘Monty’ as it has always been known by the local residents) is today more important, as an open public space, then at any time in it’s history due to the massive ‘Flats’ building projects going on around the park.

    The ‘Monty’ had a grand opening day on the 12th August 1938, by the Mayor, Alderman S.H. Egan. The Chairman F.J. Collins, Local councillors and some 200 guests, and members of the Public. Introducing the Mayor, the chairman said that “all concerned with the project to build the park were proud and pleased with the completed layout – A health giving lung for the enjoyment of the local residents young and old” and invited the Mayor “to declare the park open, for the enjoyment and use of the local residents for ever”.

    The 30 acres of land was purchased from Mr Graham White, intending that it be used for such a purpose as this, for all time. The story was covered by the ‘Times’ and the ‘Guardian’ Newspapers.

    • Parklife

      Thanks very much for this wonderful history! It would be great if you could add a photo of the park as well.

  2. Parklife

    Thanks very much for this wonderful history! It would be great if you could add a photo of the park as well.

  3. Daily Park User @sh

    Daily park user @sh
    Montrose Park Burnt Oak; Latest!! Has had ‘Three new benches’ added to its infrastructure. A good start, but it needs more. The ‘Monty’ continues to be popular with the Locals who use it daily, plus all the new tenants moving into
    the new ‘flats’ being built all around the park… More new benches wouldn’t go unused; the parks sporting facilities continue to be used, some could be improved; The Gaelic Rugby field could do with some new posts
    The new marked out running course is mostly ignored by those who run in the park, they seem to run in any direction rather then the same direction as the course intends, but then doing your own thing is what a park is all about.
    One can only hope, that ‘the powers that be’ will add extra benches around the Monty; they will most defiantly be welcome and used by all.

    From local resident @sh.

  4. @sh Daily Park User.

    Daily park user @sh Montrose Park Burnt Oak; Latest!!
    The ‘Monty’ has had ‘four new benches’ added to its infrastructure. A good start, but it needs more. The ‘Monty’ continues to be popular with the Locals who use it daily, plus all the new tenants moving into the new ‘flats’ being built all around the park… More new benches wouldn’t go unused;
    The parks sporting facilities continue to be used, some could be improved,
    The Rugby field could do with some new posts.
    The new marked out running course is mostly ignored by those who run in the park, they seem to run in any direction rather then the same direction as the course intends, but then doing your own thing, is what a park is all about.
    One can only hope, ‘the powers that be’ will add many extra benches around the Park; they will most defiantly be welcome and used by all, not every one wants to sit on the grass.
    @sh.

  5. Daily Park User @sh.

    Montrose Park Latest!
    Montrose Park Saves the Day! Last week the river running through “Monty”
    “Topped out” that is, the river level rose above, well above, it’s normal level,
    The Park was flooded quite extensively, yet the parks natural flood plain bore the brunt, and saved homes in the area from being affected. This has happened in the past,
    But I cannot remember seeing, as much rainfall, in one day, as did last week. A truly massive amount of rain, and all the local run-offs take it straight to the Montrose Park River! Some hours after the rain stopped, the river was returning to its normal depth. Some damage had been caused to one of the paths, the flotsam and debris Showed how far and how high, the river had reached.
    From Daily Park User @sh.

  6. Daily Park User @sh

    Daily park user @sh.

    Latest from Montrose Park ‘Monty’ Oct 14/ 2016
    There have been in the past two weeks surveyor types in the park taking core samples, franking one might assume? I asked the first team, the chap would not say. The second team were a bit more informative, they were using a device, which looked a bit like a pram without a carriage, only the frame, and three rods pointing at the ground, for measuring electrical resistance I was told. Looks like the vultures are gathering
    Developers who only see “flats” building potential and not a valuable local community asset. Its hands off time! The park doesn’t need Gates, it needs a drawbridge. @sh.

  7. Daily Park User @sh

    Montrose Park Latest! ‘Monty’ March 25 2017
    I have been distracted by stuff for a while, and have not added an update to my last entry on Oct 14 2016. There are it seems plans to build a children’s leisure centre in “Monty” near, next To Montrose avenue, and running alongside the railway embankment/northern Line.
    By an organisation called “Onside youth zone” the site to be called “Unitas“
    The plans around this “Onside youth zone” will it seems, include a regeneration of the entire Park with new paths trees and better connections between “Monty” and Silkstream Park.
    I did attended a presentation of the plans at burnt Oak Library, and all seemed OK for the Parks shared futures, a part of the “Monty” will be Lost; effected. But the rest of the park, must remain a park, (No flats required by local residents) you can view the plans for the site,
    On the following connection: Architect/Plan Drawings for “Monty” http://www.unitasyouthzone.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Unitas-Barnet-Youth-Zone_Consultation-Boards-15.12.16.pdf
    @sh.

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