Home to many diverse memorials, the Park offers reminders of past significant events.

Big Dipper Tragedy

On the 30th May 1972 the ‘Big Dipper’ roller coaster at the funfair in Battersea Park suffered failures leading to the death of five children, and injured thirteen others. On…

Benches

Due to popular demand Wandsworth Council has successfully monetised the commerative benches located throughout the Park. Many are dedicted to loved ones, lost but still with memeories of the Park.…

Brown Dog Statue

This article is reproduced from Issue 57 (Summer 2002) of The Review, written by Friend Gillian Sutch. Along the winding, leaf-strewn path to the north of the English Garden in…

Peace Pagoda

One of the major landmarks in the Park is the Peace Pagoda. This page is still under construction. image The Monk The following is an extract from issue 55 (Spring…

Grace Darling Oak

In November 1938 the Grace Darling League planted the tree to commemorate the centenary of her bravery when at 7 in the morning of 7th September 1838 she rowed with…

Cherry Tree Avenue

The Park has long had a Cherry Tree Avenue, although the trees suffered from disease around the millennium.imageThanks to the generosity of the governor of Nara province in Japan, and…

Maple Leaf Walk

Formerly Acacia Walk was transformed into Maple Leaf Walk, in 2007, thanks to the Friends of Battersea Park and the people of Canada. When the Friends learned that the old…

Memorial Walk

The Park is home to various memorials, ranging from the historic, patriotic to the esoteric.

Pride of India

A semi-circle of Pride of India trees, Koelreuteria paniculata, was planted near West Carriage Drive in 1997 to commemorate fifty years since Indian Independence.

Winter Garden

from leaf-fall to bud-burst, it's glory is in winter

Eric Kennington War Memorial

The War Memorial by Eric Kennington is a significant example of its type.