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Jesus Green, Cambridge

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Jesus Green is a park in the north of central Cambridge, England. It is located north of Jesus College, hence the name. Jesus Ditch runs along the southern edge Jesus Green. On the northern edge of Jesus Green is the River Cam, with Chesterton Road (the A1303) on the opposite side. To the east is Victoria Avenue and beyond that Midsummer Common, common land that is still used for grazing. Victoria Avenue crosses the Cam at Victoria Bridge, connecting to Chesterton Road, at the northeastern corner of Jesus Green.Jesus Green was separated from Midsummer Common in 1890 when Victoria Avenue was built. Jesus Green has since become a park and is no longer maintained in a state suitable for grazing.The Jesus Green Swimming Pool is a lido on the northern edge of Jesus Green next to the River Cam. It is one of the few remaining examples of the lidos built across the country in the 1920s. It is among the longest outdoor swimming pools in Europe at 100 yards (91 m) in length.Close by on the River Cam is Jesus Lock. The stretch north (downstream) of Jesus Lock is sometimes called the lower river. The stretch between Jesus Lock and Baits Bite Lock is much used for rowing. There are also many residential boats on this stretch, their occupants forming a community who call themselves the Camboaters. The stretch above Jesus Lock is sometimes known as the middle river. Access for mechanically powered boats is prohibited above 'La Mimosa' public house (at the upstream end of Jesus Green) between 1 April and 30 September, when the middle (and upper) river are open only to manually propelled craft, many traditional flat-bottomed punts.
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  • Good place to visit in evenings. Good facilities around. Can enjoy more if bright sunshine weather exists. 
  • Traditional Cambridge Park, where residents often do family picnics, outdoor sports, read a book or just sunbathe. In the summer it's like a beach, always crowded! In its surroundings there are shops, gyms, restaurants and banks, that is, a place of peace and rest in the center of the city.
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  • Depends, do you like grass and being asked if you want to buy some cheap weed? If yes, then this is the place for you! 
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  • Huge peaceful green space with barbeque stones. Lovely place to have a BBQ or have a walk on a sunny day. Attended the annual Oktoberfest which was fantastic, but expensive!
  • Nice Park to spend your free time or leisure. There are ducks and swans! Really nice place! 😆
  • Great if you like catching Pokemon... all those students powering up the Poke stops. All with the lovely river Cam in the background.
  • Beautiful Park. Very active. It has a skate park, ping-pong, barbecue spots, toilet, tennis courts, playground, benches.
  • Very nice green - just don't go there around Caesarian Sunday unless you're mentally prepared. I saw a guy in a shopping trolley get airlifted out by a helicopter because he broke his leg. Another guy in a sheep costume got set on fire. Drink responsibly, kids