New Beckton Park (also known as Savage Gardens, Beckton Public Park)7948

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

An avenue of plane trees flanks a tarmac path from Manor Way to the Stroud Centre where there are rose beds and spring bulbs. The park is now part of Beckton District Park.

History

In 1868 the Gas Light and Coke Company acquired land here and opened its new works in 1870, called Beckton after the Governor of the Company. Housing was built in the area for the local workforce and in 1901 Beckton Park was opened by East Ham Borough Council. It once had a bandstand and lake, but has been remodelled.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from dawn to dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from dawn to dusk.

Directions

Docklands Light Railway: Beckton. Bus: 101, 300, 678.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust