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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 Jesus Green has since become a park and is no longer maintained in a state suitable for grazing.The Jesus Green Swimming Pool is a lido on the northern edge of Jesus Green next to the River Cam.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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  • the Park is large is green despite January, near the River Cam, you can go jogging or just go for a nice walk.
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  • The Park is very beautiful, has beautiful landscapes, animals, people strolling through the Park, biking, playing tennis and just watching the spectacle that is this park. Recommend a stroll for him!!
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  • lots of people out for an autumn walk on this Sunday afternoon. We had to stick to the paths as the green itself was barriered-off, presumably for the fire-works last night. There were lots of racing ...  more »
  • It's probably one of the most chilled places in Cambridge to go with some summer coolers, shisha, bbq, etc. It's a well maintained area next to the river cam and is surrounded by pubs and restaurants but not as many as what's near Parker piece. However, the location for Jesus green is brilliant. It has free toilet facilities, cycle path and benches to sit.
  • It is a big grass space by the river with expected mosquitoes. Toilets closing before 6 annoy me. The space could be used to do so much more, say with a little music covered area or a café with longer hours.
  • Beautiful place a stone through away from city centre where you can relax in the sun
  • Great Park for walking or cycling. In the summer even better as lots of events take place in this park. One of Cambridge's main Parks.
  • When the weather is nice, there is no better place than Jesus Green for a picnic with family or friends. Or both. :) The park is big enough not to feel jammed. I wish there were more cafes and places where you can buy snacks. And coffee.
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