The park has amazing charm and is so peacefull and it draws on a Victorian Philanthropic tradition that feels like it has passed away in public institutions but still survives in human nature.
The Park is not in the local area nor any direct or indirect connection with Hampstead and Kilburn - bar there are four of the memorial plaques there that relate to 'locals'.
Died of exhaustion after saving many lives from the breaking ice at Highgate Ponds
Jan 25th 1885
Medical Officer of the Royal Free Hospital who tried to save a child suffering from piphtheria at the cost of his own life
October 26th 1884
drowned whilst skating at Welsh Harp Waters Hendon in the attempt to rescue two unknown girls Feb 5th 1895
The Park is stunning and especially stunning given the small size of it.
More recently and brilliantly ( a great piece of modernity building on a historic legacy) a new plaque was added in 2007