There are seven neighborhoods located on London’s Greenwich Peninsula and coming this summer, there will be a new park loop that connects all of them. Diller Scofidio + Renfro, an architecture firm based in New York City that planned their home city’s High Line park and more recently The Shed performing arts center, has unveiled their plan for the linear park.
The 3-mile greenspace, which is being called The Tide, may look familiar to those who have walked along the High Line: some sections will feature a raised pavilion that loops visitors through trees and other greenery, much like it’s New York City sister park. The Tide will open in sections, the first, which will connect the North Greenwich transportation station to community arts center The Jetty, is set to open on July 5th, according to Dezeen.
Aside from the stunning natural surroundings, there were also be art installations located along the park. Some of the artists with work being incorporated this summer include Damien Hirst, Geronimo, and Allen Jones—nearby, you’ll also be able to find what’s being planned to be London’s longest outdoor dining table later on in the summer, built by Studio Morison’s Heather Peak and Ivan Morison.
According to the designers, the new park is meant to be a place for running, walking, and meditating—the perfect combination of activities for any park enthusiast. The Greenwich Peninsula has previously been a lesser-visited area of London, with most visitors paying a visit only to catch a concert or match at the O2 Arena. The goal of this park is to bring more people to enjoy native greenery, as well as interactive exhibits encouraging the community to develop a more hands-on relationship with the area.