Parks and open spaces in the London Borough of 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

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

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

References

  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. ^ "London Gardens Trust: Brimmington Park". Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  4. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 96
  5. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 97
  6. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 99
  7. ^ "Elephant Park". Elephant Park. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  8. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 95
  9. ^ "Goose Green". London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
  10. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 95
  11. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 99
  12. ^ "Pasley Park". GoParks London. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  13. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 98
  14. ^ "Potters Fields Park". London Parks and Gardens Trust. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  15. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 98
  16. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 95
  17. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 99 (listed as Sydenham Hill Railway Cuttings)
  18. ^ "London Gardens Trust: Tabard Gardens". Retrieved 5 June 2021.


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