Bow Creek Ecology Park

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Bow Creek Ecology Park is a small open space along Bow Creek tidal estuary of the River Lea in Leamouth in Newham, in east London. It is operated by the regional Lee Valley Park system.

Description[edit]

Bow Creek Ecology Park is a small park running alongside and underneath the Docklands Light Railway near Canning Town Station.[1] The Bow Creek reach of the lower River Lea is a tidal estuary here in Lower Lea Valley.

The park features small streams and ponds, an outdoor classroom, footpaths, observation points, and seating. It is an important resource for local education.[2]

History[edit]

The park was created by the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC) in 1994, after a survey identified rare and unusual plant species in the area, some presumed carried in by shipping, such as Hairy Buttercup (Ranunculus sardous), Walthamstow Cress, and Unreel’s Wormwood.[3]

The Park has won a Green Flag Award for the fourth year in 2010,[4] and was also nominated for the UK Landscape Award 2010.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hopkirk, Elizabeth (17 July 2008). "The inner city turns green". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bow Creek Ecology Park - Green Flag Award". Keep Britain Tidy. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Royal Docks Trust". Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bow Creek Ecology Park". Lee Valley Regional Park. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  5. ^ "UK Landscape Award 2010". Retrieved 14 November 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°30′44″N 0°00′12″E / 51.5121°N 0.0034°E / 51.5121; 0.0034