Greenspaces: Brookmill Park

Brookmill Park, formerly known as Ravensbourne Park, not to be confused with Ravensbourne Park Gardens, is a small park at the bottom of the St Johns conservation area.

The park blends ornamental gardens, play areas, a river walk and some green space to make the most of a trickily narrow site, hemmed between a busy road and the course of the DLR.



The river through the park was freed from its concrete channel in 1998, with new gravel banks, which turn the water back in to a feature to be celebrated, rather than a nuisance to be accommodated.

7 comments:

biff bifferson said...

its another good little park in the borough. also occasional sightings of herons in the water there.

Anonymous said...

Very good cycle route connecting Lewisham and Deptford, and the v occasional kingfisher, as well as herons to spot.

biff bifferson said...

only problem with biking it is the mouthful of midges you get at the dlr station end. deep breath...

Anonymous said...

the pond is a sad sight though isn't it? covered as it is in that thick green gunk.

cycling for years on roads said...

it's a nice little park, and a welcome respite when walking that way, but the paths are too narrow for cycles and cyclists should not be allowed through - parks must be for animals and people first and cyclists only if there is room to accommodate specific paths

johnse18 said...

It is indeed a nice cycle route. I actually don't see a problem since there are different paths for cyclists and pedestrians, though for some of the way these are adjacent.

People don't always stick to the right one though so a bit of caution is needed.

NAT said...

CFYoR, this little park isn't for animals and people first 'fraid.... No dogs allowed.

It is nice though. Great to see the Ravensbourne unbound.

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