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Central Park, Barking & Dagenham 7706

Brief Description

Facilities added over the years include the Old People’s Garden, a children’s playground (1952), and a new Bowling Green. A Memorial Garden was opened in 2006.


Central Park was laid out on a site purchased by Dagenham Borough Council in 1928, and opened in 1932; facilities included a putting green, miniature golf course, pavilion and tennis grounds. The Civic Centre opened in October 1937 with its Council Chamber overlooking the park. Extensive plans for the park, including formal planting near the Civic Centre, were disrupted by World War 2 and never completed.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 7.15am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 7.15am - dusk.


Tube: Dagenham East, Dagenham Heathway (District) then bus. Rail: Romford then bus. Bus: 5, 87, 103, 128, 129, 173, 175, 499


  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust