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Thames Barrier Park, London

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The Thames Barrier Park is a 14ha park in London's docklands, named after its location on the north side of the River Thames next to the Thames Barrier. It is intended to aid the regeneration of the area by creating an attractive public space alongside residential and commercial developments. It is adjacent to Pontoon Dock DLR station in the Silvertown area of the London Borough of Newham.
Alain Provost and Alain Cousseran of Groupe Signes with Patel Taylor won the international competition to design the park in 1995. As the first largely post-modern design in London, the park has a fresh modern look with adventurous planting and dancing water fountains.
The site was built on what was one of the country's most polluted sites, the former PRChemicals factory. Decontaminating the site took many years and was done with painstaking precision.
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  • We used to visit this park all the time, as it was fairly local and was always lovely and clean. We were recently in the area with some time to kill and decided we'd take the kids to the park. Firstly...  more »
  • Thames Barrier Park is a lovely park with views of the Thames River Barrier. It's a well tended park surrounding by residential blocks on three sides and one side facing the river. The grass were all ...  more »
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  • This is London’s first park which is along the Thames river. It was quite cold when we visited but walk was beautiful. Architects have taken so much of efforts to design this thoughtful park where green trench runs along the park indicated waves of water. It is eye soothing. It has nice recreational area mainly for children to play. It has decent cafe from where you can get view of entire park. View of thames barriers is spectacular and perfect place for photographers.
  • Lovely park by the Thames and great to see the mechanism that keeps us all safe from flooding. There’s lots of green spaces for picnics and games, and play areas for children. There’s a cafe but it was closed when we were there so perhaps has seasonal opening hours. There’s a Starbucks super nearby though serving coffees and snacks and a Sainsbury’s for sandwiches, drinks etc for a makeshift picnic.
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