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.