Poplar Park (also known as Poplar Recreation Ground)8853

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Features of Poplar Park include a children's play area, sports pitches and tennis courts.

History

Poplar Recreation Ground was laid out on a site that contained the former burial ground and almshouses of the East India Company merchants, which dates from the C17th. After the Company's property transferred to the Crown in 1858, the almshouses were demolished and the site was laid out as a public park by the Metropolitan Board of Works. It was opened to the public in 1867.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 8am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 8am - dusk.

Directions

DLR: All Saints, West Ferry, Poplar, Blackwall. Bus: 15, 115, 40, D6, D7, D8.
History

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust