Situated in the heart of Greenwich Millennium Village alongside the River Thames, Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park is a beautiful urban oasis and green space which is home to a fascinating variety of wildlife. Created in 2000 as part of an extensive regeneration scheme, the Park has been owned by the Land Trust since 2011. The Conservation Volunteers manage the day to day running of the park through 2 park wardens, a part time community warden and a team of dedicated volunteers.
As well as two large lakes, fed by water from a chalk borehole, the Park contains a mosaic of different habitats including shingle beach, wild flower meadow, marsh, willow woodland, alder carr and smaller ponds and streams. These habitats play host to an amazing range of plants and animals, including nationally rare moth and bee species.
The park is also a tranquil oasis for people to discover and enjoy, whether taking a healthy walk, relaxing in beautiful surroundings or choosing from a wide range of organised activities including seasonal events, pond dipping and bug hunting days and school holiday activities. When the park is closed to the public, school groups visit to enjoy an inspiring, hands-on experience of nature. Volunteering programmes include regular practical workdays to manage the habitats in the park, a Volunteer Officer scheme to provide valuable work experience, a Friends group and employee action days for corporate teams.