Who is it for?
The Thames Barrier Park was opened in November 2000 and provides a new focal point for Newham residents and attraction for visitors to south-east London
How are we doing it?
The riverside area was redeveloped and landscaped with fountains, family areas, flower gardens and tended lawns.
What are the benefits?
The park has helped to significantly regenerate the area.
When is the project happening?
The project started in 1995 and was completed in November 2000.
How can I get involved?
The award-winning Thames Barrier 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.
The history of the Thames Barrier Park
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.
The Green Dock
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.
Thames Barrier Park is accessible to those with disabilities.
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
- Map (external website)
To find out more
- Telephone: 020 7476 3741