The award-winning Thames Barrier Park was opened in November 2000 and provides a focal point for Newham residents and attraction for visitors to the area. The riverside area was redeveloped and landscaped with fountains, family areas, flower gardens and tended lawns. The park has helped to significantly regenerate the area.
The Park is situated in Silvertown on the north bank of the Thames and has stunning views of the flood barrier. Set within 22 acres of greenery, this unique urban oasis features fountains, gardens, wildflower meadows, a children's play area and a 5-a-side football/basketball court.
One of the park’s most imaginative and attractive features is The Green Dock which was created by renowned horticulturalist Alain Cousseran and Alain Provost. A 1km circuit of the boundary paths takes you to the Visitor Pavilion Coffee Shop where refreshments are available.
In 1995 the London Docklands Development Corporation launched an international competition to create a new riverside park. The winning consortium was architect Patel Taylor in collaboration with Group Signers and engineers Ove Aarum. Lord Mayor of London, the Rt Hon Richard Nichols planted the first tree in January 1998 and the park was opened by the Mayor of London in November 2000.
Thames Barrier Park
North Woolwich Road
London E16 2HP
- London Underground: Canning Town (Jubilee Line) and change for DLR
- Docklands Light Railway (DLR): Pontoon Dock
- Bus: Service 474
- Cycle: See London Cycle Guided No 11 (free of charge from London Travel Information 020 7222 1234
- Car and Coach parking free of charge (subject to restrictions).
- Map (external website)
To find out more
- Telephone: 020 7476 3741