Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, London

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Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park is a public park in Kennington, south London. It is maintained by the London Borough of Southwark and bounded by Lambeth Road, Kennington Road, St George's Road and Brook Drive. It covers an area of 5.9ha.
The park was opened in 1934 after the land was gifted to the 'splendid struggling mothers of Southwark' by Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere. The park was named in remembrance of Rothermere's mother. The land had previously been the grounds of the Dog and Duck tavern and later the Bethlem Hospital, after which the freehold was purchased by Rothermere following the relocation of the hospital to Surrey. The hospital building, constructed between 1812 and 1814, was largely demolished, with the remaining central portion being leased to the government's First Commissioner of Works to accommodate the Imperial War Museum.
The park received its first Green Flag Award in 2012. The award was renewed in 2013.
The park's sports facilities include five-a-side football pitches, and netball, basketball and tennis courts. The provision of these facilities was supported by a £1.4 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
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  • Located near the amazing and somber Imperial War Museum and a good place to relax after visiting there.  more »
  • I went straight from Lambeth bridge. It is a lawn beautiful and spacious spaces. The lithograph is on summer break so no shadow. Imperial War Museum located in this park is the former hospital building, the appearance is nice.
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  • Great place friendly staff and good facilities
  • Great tennis courts and nice staff
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