Greenspaces: Twinkle Park

Watergate Street
Deptford

Twinkle Park is a stone's throw from the Dog and Bell, tucked between a housing estate and the river.

Redesigned in 1992 to be shared by the now-defunct Charlotte Turner Primary School, it's divided in to two halves - a basketball court on one side and a garden on the other. When we visited, one Sunday afternoon, neither half was in use, except by a homeless guy taking a snooze amongst the reeds which fringe its duckweed filled pond.

Beautifully - eerily - quiet, it's a hotchpotch of curiosities, from a pergola on wheels to a sunken boat.

3 comments:

Sue Luxton said...

*Duckweed

Anonymous said...

You used to be able to buy Duckweed up on Upper Brockley Road until, ironically, the Greens stuck their noses in.

NAT said...

A coot seems to have managed to raise a clutch in there amid the duckweed this year. Not bad for such a busy spot.

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