Joseph Grimaldi Park is a public garden located off Pentonville Road in Islington, north London. The former burial grounds for St James’s Episcopal Chapel (formerly known as the Burial Ground of St James’s) are located within The Park, which is named after the pantomime clown Joseph Grimaldi, who is buried there. Following refurbishment in 2010, the park now includes a musical artwork dedicated to Grimaldi and his employer at Sadler’s Wells, Charles Dibdin.
The park was refurbished in 2010, with landscaping by Latz + Partner, which appointed Henry Krokatsis to create a public artwork in honour of Grimaldi and the English dramatist Charles Dibdin. Twin casket-shaped installations made up of bronze floor tiles are designed to be walked on and react to the pressure of footfall by playing musical notes. The tiles are tuned so that it’s possible to play "Hot Codlins", a song popularised by Grimaldi.