Mudchute Park and Farm is located in the middle of the Isle of Dogs. Its 32 acre site is open to the public and offers fantastic views across London. In partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets it preserves the open space and makes it available for events, community groups or just simple family picnics. It was established by the local Island community. Originally a piece of derelict land created during the last century from the spoil of construction from dredging Millwall Dock. For decades, this hidden natural wilderness of flora and fauna remained untouched.
However, in 1974 the site was earmarked by the Greater London Council for the construction of a high rise estate. The resulting public campaign against these plans reflected the affection that local people and those working on the Island felt for The Mudchute. Their success secured it as the "People's Park" for the area.
In 1977 the Mudchute Association was formed to preserve and develop the area. Farm animals and horses were introduced, trees and plants were planted by generous volunteers and corporate teams, and the educational benefits of the area were also recognised.