Central Park, Barking & Dagenham 7706

London, Greater London, England

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.

History

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.

Directions

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

Period

  • Early 20th Century
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust