Parks, open spaces and nature reserves in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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Isabella Plantation in bloom in May
View of sports facilities at Old Deer Park

Richmond upon Thames in the south west of Greater London has more parks, open spaces and nature reserves than any other London borough.

These include:

There are over 100 parks and open spaces within the borough's boundary and 21 miles of river frontage. Many of the open spaces were village greens.

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

Name Locality Notes
Barn Elms Barnes
Barnes Common Barnes local nature reserve
Barnes Green Barnes village
Carlisle Park Hampton
Crane Park and Crane Park Island From Twickenham to Hounslow Heath
East Sheen Common East Sheen National Trust property, leased to the council
Ham Common Ham
Ham Lands Ham
Kew Green Kew
Kneller Gardens Whitton
North Sheen Recreation Ground Kew
Oak Avenue Local Nature Reserve Hampton
Old Deer Park Richmond Crown property, leased to the council
Palewell Common East Sheen
Petersham Meadows Petersham
Pesthouse Common Richmond
Radnor Gardens Twickenham
Richmond Green Richmond Crown property, leased to the council
The Riverside Richmond & Petersham south of the Thames from Richmond Bridge
Twickenham Green Twickenham
Westerley Ware Kew

The Crane Riverside Park, linking the boroughs of Richmond and Hounslow, is one of 11 parks in Greater London selected for renovation funds by a public vote. In 2009 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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