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Riverside Gardens Bromley
Summary: During WWII land on the banks of the River Cray was bombed and after the war Riverside Gardens was created from this wasteland to form a riverside linear park. The site, largely level with undulations, is laid mainly to grass borders and decorated by native and ornamental trees. The stream is broken in places with small cascades and the park is divided in two by Kent Road. A tarmac path runs along the western side of the stream in the southern section and on the eastern side in the northern section. At the northern end is a small paddling pool and in the southern section, near to Kent Road, is a pool for model boats.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Cray Avenue/Sevenoaks Way/Kent Road/High Street, Orpington
Postcode: BR5 3RX > Google Map
Type of site: Public Open Land
Date(s): post WWII
Listed structures:
Borough: Bromley
Site ownership: LB Bromley
Site management: Leisure Services
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities: Boating pond, paddling pool (open school holidays)
Public transport: Rail: St Mary Cray
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/12/2006
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

An A to Z of Bromley's Parks, Local Open Space & Woodlands, LB Bromley, 2007?
Grid ref: TQ470675
Size in hectares: 21; linear park c1km long
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: CA
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: Yes
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Urban Open Space

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