Mile End Park
Mile End Park runs north-south as a linear strip of green space in the east end of London. The Regent's Canal forms its western boundary. The concept for the park came about shortly after WWII, but it was only at the end of the last millennium that the funds and the political will came together. It was created by linking together several distinct parcels of land that were separated by roads, railways or waterways. Bridges were needed to connect these individual plots and one of the major ones was over the busy Mile End Road. Called the Green Bridge (the actual span is yellow but the buildings that form the abutments are in glazed green brick - hence the name) it was designed by the architects CZWG. The park is divided into several parts - the Play Area (for children), the ecology park, the adventure park, the sports park, and so on. Popular with the locals, it has won numerous awards.