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Forster Memorial Park

Find information about Forster Memorial Park.

Forster Memorial Park is a popular public park off Whitefoot Lane. 

It is unusual in that the central area of grassland is surrounded by a ring of ancient woodland, which provides peace and tranquillity in a heavily urbanised area.

This park was originally part woodland, part fields. It was owned by the Forster family. In 1919 Lord Forster, a local resident and governor general of Australia between 1920 and 1925, made a gift of part of his estate as a memorial to his two sons, Alfred and John, who were both killed during the First World War.


You can get to the park by bus 336.


The park is patrolled by an on-site park keeper and features:

  • play area
  • cycle route
  • two full-sized football pitches and a junior pitch
  • friends of the park group
  • playclub
  • toilet – including disabled facilities – open Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am–4pm and during seasonal café opening hours.

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