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Thames Barrier Park, London

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#48 of 186 in Parks in London
The Thames Barrier Park is a 14ha park in London's docklands, named after its location on the north side of the River Thames next to the Thames Barrier. It is intended to aid the regeneration of the area by creating an attractive public space alongside residential and commercial developments. It is adjacent to Pontoon Dock DLR station in the Silvertown area of the London Borough of Newham.
Alain Provost and Alain Cousseran of Groupe Signes with Patel Taylor won the international competition to design the park in 1995. As the first largely post-modern design in London, the park has a fresh modern look with adventurous planting and dancing water fountains.
The site was built on what was one of the country's most polluted sites, the former PRChemicals factory. Decontaminating the site took many years and was done with painstaking precision.
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  • We used to visit this park all the time, as it was fairly local and was always lovely and clean. We were recently in the area with some time to kill and decided we'd take the kids to the park. Firstly...  more »
  • Thames Barrier Park is a lovely park with views of the Thames River Barrier. It's a well tended park surrounding by residential blocks on three sides and one side facing the river. The grass were all ...  more »
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  • Good Park for walks, dog walks, runs and outdoor activities. There is a small exercise area, which tends to be occupied during summer evenings. Overall good, breezy place for outdoor activities and picnics by the river. Usually its not crowded and you should be able to find ample space
  • Nice clean park, great for picnic. Playground is good too. you see planes taking off every so often, kids loved it. Only downside is parking, it’s very limited and hard to find and quite expensive.
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