Parks and open spaces in Richmond upon Thames

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Richmond upon Thames lies to the south west of London and has more parks and open spaces than any other London borough. These include Kew Gardens, three Royal ParksRichmond Park, Bushy Park and Hampton Court Park – and English Heritage's Marble Hill Park in Twickenham. There are over 100 parks and open spaces within its boundary and 21 miles of river frontage. Many of the open spaces were village greens.

View of sports facilities at Old Deer Park

The main parks and open spaces managed by Richmond upon Thames Borough Council are:

The Crane Riverside Park, linking the boroughs of Richmond and Hounslow, is one of 11 parks throughout Greater London chosen to receive money for redevelopment by a public vote. The park received £400,000 towards better footpaths, more lighting, refurbished public toilets and new play areas for children.[1]


  1. ^ "London parks get £6m for revamp". BBC News. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 

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