Mckenzie Stone, Finsbury Park
Client: Haringey Council
Contractors: Appointed by Haringey Council
Manufacturer: IP Surfaces Ltd
Supplier: Hardscape Products Ltd
Finsbury Park’s birthday on 7 August 2019 saw the opening by the Mayors of Haringey and Islington of the newly restored McKenzie Gardens, featuring a commemorative 150th anniversary one-off stone plinth.
The Zimbabwe black granite polished plinth was painstakingly produced at IP Surfaces and has a handcrafted pinpoint sandblasted map of the park on the top face, as well sandblasted text commemorating 150 years of the park on the sides.
The park is in the area formerly covered by the historic parish of Hornsey, succeeded by the Municipal Borough of Hornsey. Famous performances in the park have included Jimi Hendrix in 1967, Bob Dylan in 1993, the Sex Pistols in 1996, KISS in 1997, Oasis in 2002, The Stone Roses in 2013 and Queens of the Stone Age in 2018.