On June 9th, 180-acre net zero carbon mixed-use center Brent Cross Town commemorated the opening of Claremont Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a weekend full of festivities open to the public. Part of the vision to create a green and sustainable "15-minute town" for North London, Claremont Park is the first permanent park in the Brent Cross Town neighborhood, which will eventually offer seven parks and more than 50 acres of green space and playing fields. Encompassing the Claremont Way Open Space, newly rejuvenated Claremont Park spans 4.5 acres and introduces more than 300 new trees native to the UK, wildflower meadows, a large pond and marshes, which will positively contribute to the area's biodiversity and help visitors connect with nature.
Designed by Townshend Landscape Architects and HTA Design, Claremont Park provides a communal space welcoming all residents, workers and visitors. The park is connected to the larger North London neighborhood with walking and biking paths that snake throughout its grounds, encouraging exercise and Earth-friendly transportation options. A robust play space created by Erect Architecture sits at the center of the park, including climbing structures, swings and slides for children of all ages, as well as water features, a basketball hoop and areas for skating and scootering. Throughout the park, accessibility, nature and fitness take precedence and have been integrated into its design with equipment for exercise, a natural amphitheater and stage, benches and picnic tables, a woodland walk and a pond featuring a decked platform. Located inside the park, newly opened Claremont Park Kiosk offers food and beverage options operated by Gussy’s Ice Cream Parlour, a beloved North London establishment that won a competition for local businesses to operate the new refreshments stand. To learn more about Claremont Park's upcoming events and announcements for Brent Cross Town, follow @brentcrosstown and visit brentcrosstown.co.uk.