Kennington Memorial Field

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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.