Kennington Memorial Field
Open green space is essential for our health and wellbeing, and we are delighted that more people than ever are now out and about enjoying OPT land. With our commitment to the green agenda, OPT have no car parks, so why not take a cycle ride or a long walk. Help us to keep our environment, our wildlife and you safe by considering a visit outside likely peak times. All our green spaces are open.
When visiting our green spaces, please follow the Countryside Code by:
- leaving no trace of your visit and taking all your litter home;
- keeping dogs under effective control and on a lead when you are around farm animals;
- leaving gates as you find them and following instructions on signs;
- keeping to footpaths and following signs where they suggest alternative routes.
For further information from the Government about accessing green spaces, please follow this LINK.
In December 1946, the Trust purchased this field as a permanent memorial to the men of Kennington who were killed in the Second World War. A Declaration of Trust was made by OPT to permit the field to be used by members of the public, and specifcally the residents of Kennington, for the purpose of physical and mental recreation.
A plaque listing the names of the servicemen can be found at three of the four entrances to the field - the post by the field gate on The Avenue, by the pedestrian gate near the play area and by the pedestrian gate at the western side of the recreation ground.
The Kennington Memorial Field is managed traditionally by grazing. The field was designated as a Local Wildlife Site for its species-rich grassland, it also contains a large number of large ant-hills.