|Newton Ecology Park||Harrow|
Although Newton Ecology Park opened in 1990 as part of Harrow's contribution to European Year of the Environment, the land had been farmed as early as Saxon times, common fields, a Victorian sewage farm and was then part of the Council's Rayners Lane Depot.
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The other side of Alexandra Avenue from Newton Park West (q.v.), Newton Ecology Park was created as an ecology park by the Council in the late 1980s and opened in 1990 as part of its contribution to European Year of the Environment. Plans for the park included creation of a pond, flood relief facility, wildflower meadows and woodland with a study centre for schools and opportunities to learn traditional country skills such as hedge laying, osier cutting and dry stone walling. A small area to the north has a garden with coloured mosaic and wood carving created with local children.
Teresa Farino, Charlotte Pagendam, Sue Swales & Mathew Frith, 'Nature Conservation in Harrow', Ecology Handbook 13 (London Ecology Unit) 1989