Mayesbrook Park (also known as The New Park on the Western Open Belt)7929

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Since the 1930s the park has been replanted and reconfigured, with new sports facilities in the northern part, including an Athletic Track.

History

Mayesbrook Park was created to provide open space for Becontree Housing Estate built by London County Council, who presented the site to Barking Council in 1934. The extensive plans for its layout were only partially carried out, but its facilities included football, cricket and hockey pitches, putting green and lawn tennis courts, a boating lake, pavilions, bandstand and some formal planting. During World War 2 the park provided temporary army accommodation.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Upney (District; Hammersmith & City). Bus: 62, 368.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust