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A Quick Overview of Sir John Mcdougal Gardens
This park was named for a local member of the LCC and member of the flour milling family who had a factory in the location. It is linked by a footbridge to the blocks of flats across Westferry Road.
- The park dates from the middle of the 20th Century, but was redesigned in the late eighties by the London Docklands Development Corporation.
- A stroke of genius in the design is to bring the ground level up to the top of the river wall which allows a view of the river, through railings, for even the youngest child.
- On leaving the park it is worth crossing the road to see the very pretty Barkantine Garden opened by the late Queen Mother as a memorial to the people of east London.