A small park. Flat open grass. Some trees, some plants. The lawn is good if it’s dry (after rain the central area becomes a boggy mess).
Add-Ons (“Beyond The Greenery”)
Plenty of extras. A children’s playground and an all new adventure playground that even tempts me when I walk by it. A special council-built outdoor Gym with all sorts of weight-lifting/bench-pressing equipment. Tennis and basketball courts. You’d think I was describing Regent’s Park and not a 85 metre wide patch of green.
Oh and its also an off-lead dog heaven (for some reason there are more dogs here than any other park I’ve visited).
Because it has so much to offer it gets a plus for usefulness and convenience. It isn’t the prettiest park but it feels like its trying to be in its own way. It is my local so I have a soft spot for the ol’ Grange. It’s definitely the small park with a big heart!
Tips, Tricks & Traps
Weekends (if sunny) can get crowded quickly (because of its size) until early evening.
In the new adventure playground area they sometimes hang a large hammock-like swing that’s fun.
The gym actually works and hasn’t seemed to rust or fall apart yet.
The gardener is a bit moody but does a nice job on the upkeep.
Avoid the bench directly opposite the tennis court-it gets covered in bird shit all year round.