The West Finchley Neighbourhood has allotments, the Dollis Valley Greenwalk and many small areas of open space. Above all, and centrally within the neighbourhood is the open space of the former Brent Lodge and grounds that were gifted to the people of Finchley by Augustus Cooper in 1939.
Read more about protecting our Green Spaces
Nestled between Nether Street (at the top of the photograph to the left), Finchley Way, Penstemon Close and Hamilton Way this open space of greenfield and wooded area was left to the people of Finchley in the will of Augustus Cooper in 1939.
West Finchley open space - gift to the community
Finchley's "secret garden" is yet to be uncovered. Read more about plans to improve access to West Finchley's hidden gem and help engaging local residents in protecting this gift to the people of Finchley.
Since December 2019 residents have formed the Friends of Finchley Way Open Space group to make plans for the conservation and management of this area.