Greenspaces: Twinkle Park

Watergate Street

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.