Prestigious Green Flag award presented to the Thames Barrier Park for a fifth consecutive year
With the pandemic causing so many of us to suffer with our mental health, safe, accessible and enjoyable spaces for us to exercise in or spend valuable time with nature was so important.
The Green Flag award remains the gold standard for the evaluation of the work that is done to make sure green spaces and parks are not only fit for purpose but also a place where people aspire to spend time.
The award is run by the Department for Levelling Up Housing & Communities, with a partnership involving Historic England, Fields in Trust and the National Housing Federation.
The report into the park made these positive comment:
A very interesting and complex site in a very urbanised setting: this site means a lot to people who have very little accessible green spaces of their own where they live. Staff are managing this site to make it feel welcoming, safe, accessible and colourful, which has to be applauded. They should be proud of what they are doing.
The Thames Barrier Park is one part of a broader public realm framework that the Royal Docks Team consulted on with the communities across Newham to provide improvements and deliver spaces for the public to enjoy.
Aside from being place a we are all proud of, the Thames Barrier Park is another feature of the Royal Docks that makes this area so special. It opens every day at 7am and closes at 6pm. There are no less than 32 fountains to enjoy at the park and it is a natural habitat for birds and insects. It’s the perfect venue for picnics and days out with the family.
And the best news is that everyone is welcome!
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