Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park is made up of four acres of freshwater habitat and is home to a fascinating array of wildlife. Since 2002 the Ecology Park has been open to the public and has rapidly become an established and bio-diverse urban wetland.
The park is carefully managed by the park wardens and our team of dedicated volunteers to maintain a delicate balance of habitats, which play host to our many different wildlife species.
The Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park is made up of two lakes surrounded by marshland that supports a wide range of bird and insect species. Around the edge of the park there is a small woodland area that is dominated by Alder trees, which thrive in waterlogged areas.
In the centre of the park is a walk-in wildflower meadow that provides a colourful display and is an excellent source of food for insects, and in turn bats, birds and frogs. The unique mixture of habitats found at the park support everything from newts and frogs to stag beetles and butterflies.
We also have two specially designed bird hides to allow up-close views of the many birds that visit the park. As the seasons change, so do the types of bird you are likely to see – with winter species including snipes and water rail as they migrate south, and summer visitors including reed warblers and swifts.
The tranquil Park is a stunning natural area for people to discover and enjoy in the heart of Greenwich. Whether you choose to relax in the beautiful surroundings, take a healthy walk, arrange a school visit or take part in one of our organised events or activities, the ecology park is the ideal place for a day out. Find out how to visit us.
Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park is owned by national land management charity the Land Trust, and managed on its behalf by The Conservation Volunteers.