Bow Creek Ecology Park

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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.


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]


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]


  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. 

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