Swanscombe Peninsula Park
An expansive wetland park consolidating 3 marshes into one coherent ecological reserve.
Character: Open/expansive, natural, ecological, riverine.
Function: Habitat protection, education, walking/jogging, bird watching, long distance river viewing, water/flood management, sustainable urban drainage systems.
This park consolidates Botany Marsh, Black Duck Marsh and Broadness Marsh into a coherent and valuable local and regional ecological resource.
The park will consist of habitats including managed grasslands, mashes, reed beds and open water.
These habitats have the potential to support a variety of birds, invertebrates and plant species including a number of endangered species.
Controlled public access will be provided along the entire river front, and facilities could include interpretation boards, bird hides, viewing platforms and a visitors’ centre.