Parks and open spaces in Southwark

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The London Borough of Southwark, occupying a roughly triangular area south of Tower Bridge over the River Thames, considers itself to be one of the greenest boroughs in London, with its 245 hectares (610 acres) of public parkland.[1] There are more than 130 such green areas, ranging from the large areas around Dulwich and Southwark Park in Rotherhithe to the many sports grounds and squares. The main ones are:

The centre of the following squares are laid to gardens:

Riverside[edit]

Southwark is a riverside borough, and one of the largest open spaces is the River Thames itself, forming the northern boundary of the borough. A sign posted riverside trail forms a walkway for both pedestrians and cyclists.

The Bankside Open Spaces Trust is funded to manage some parks and open spaces in the north of the Borough.

Local Nature Reserves[edit]

Local Nature Reserves in the borough are Dulwich Upper Wood, Lavender Pond, Nunhead Cemetery, One Tree Hill and Sydenham Hill Wood and Fern Bank.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 34
  2. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 99
  3. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 96
  4. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 97
  5. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 99
  6. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 95
  7. ^ "Goose Green". London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  8. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 95
  9. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 99
  10. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 98
  11. ^ "Potters Fields Park". London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 98
  13. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 95
  14. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 99 (listed as Sydenham Hill Railway Cuttings)