Parks and open spaces in the Royal Borough of Greenwich
The Royal Borough of Greenwich has over fifty parks and open spaces within its boundaries. They include:
- Abbey Wood Park
- Avery Hill Park
- Birchmere Park
- Bostall Heath and Woods
- Charlton Park
- Eltham Common
- Eltham Park north & south
- Falconwood Field
- Greenwich Park
- Horn Park
- Maryon Park in Charlton
- Maryon Wilson Park in Charlton
- Oxleas Meadow
- Oxleas Wood and adjoining Castle Wood and Jack Wood
- Plumstead Common and the adjoining Winns Common
- Plumstead Gardens
- Shepherdleas Wood
- Shooters Hill which includes Eaglesfield Park
- Sutcliffe Park
- Well Hall Pleasaunce
- Woolwich Common
The Royal Arsenal Gardens is the most recent to be opened and occupies former industrial land.
The Green Chain, a linked series of linear and circular walks, include some of those open spaces within Greenwich. The Chain originates at three points along the River Thames and stretches to Crystal Palace Park.
Avery Hill Park 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.
Greenwich is a riverside borough, and one of the largest open spaces is the Thames itself, forming the northern boundary of the borough. A sign posted riverside trail forms a walkway for both pedestrians and cyclists.
Local Nature Reserves
- London parks get £6m for revamp (BBC News) accessed 10 March 2009
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