Situated between Seven Sisters Road and Green Lanes, Finsbury Park, a Grade II listed park, was originally opened as a ‘people’s park’ in 1869.
Old and new
Many of Finsbury Park’s original features, including the Historical Flower Gardens (by Alexander McKenzie) and the American Gardens, have now been restored to reflect their former glory, and an array of new facilities to cater for 21st-Century needs has been added to make the park an oasis that offers something for everyone in the centre of a hectic north London patch.
Finsbury Park facilities
Apart from the beautiful American and Flower Gardens and the lake (used for fishing and boating) at the park’s heart, Finsbury Park now features:
- Three playgrounds
- A skate park
- Tennis courts
- Sports pitches
- An outdoor gym
- A café
- Two Victorian-style shelters with seating
In addition there are safe pathways perfect for walking and running among stunning scenery zigzag across the park. Then, of course, there is Furtherfield Gallery.
The McKenzie Pavilion close to the lake is home to Furtherfield Gallery, a public gallery offering space for activities, events and exhibitions for art, social change and technology that has successfully established its international reputation as the first networked media art gallery in London since 2004.
Helping to prevent incidents
Park authorities strive to keep the park well maintained and prevent personal injuries to members of the public. In spite of this, injuries by slips, trips and falls do occasionally occur, as do sporting injuries, boating and fishing accidents. Rare as these accidental injuries are, they can ruin what should be a wonderful day out for those sustaining injuries by slipping, tripping or falling, and so on.
Visitors can do much to help prevent slip, trip or fall; fishing, sporting and boating accidents by looking out for potential hazards, reporting them to park authorities immediately and, of course, by being careful and considering other visitors’ welfare as well as their own.
When mishaps do occur
If you should have the misfortune to sustain an injury at Finsbury Park through no fault of your own, you may qualify for compensation. Establish your claim eligibility by having an informal, confidential and obligation-free chat with an Accident Advice Helpline advisor. Calls are free, and if you are eligible to claim personal injury compensation, you will be offered the services of an experienced in-house solicitor on a no win no fee** basis.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice