With a long and fascinating history, Kennington Park contains areas managed for heritage as well as those with a more modern layout. The park contains many mature and historic trees, as well as open areas for wildlife and biodiversity. The park contains a popular café, an ‘old English’ flower garden, rose beds and a new ‘Green Link’ which connects the older Victorian park to a newer extension.
Kennington Park is also one of Lambeth’s nine Green Flag Award winning parks, having won this prestigious award for the first time in 2011. The award recognises the efforts of the local community and council, working with a wide range of partners and funders, to make Kennington Park one of the safest, most welcoming and sustainable open spaces in London. Children’s facilities include a new playground and the nearby Charlie Chaplin adventure playground, which has wheelchair access. The park also contains an exciting new nature trail for use by children and schools.
Kennington Park offers a wide range of sports facilities including tennis courts, basketball, netball and an all-weather floodlit facility for football and hockey. Young people and local cricket clubs are also able to use the Kennington Community Cricket Ground.
The Keepers lodge, St Agnes Place, also hosts BeeUrban, a beekeeping and environmental education community project.