Central Park was created in the 1930’s, at the same time as the impressive architecture of the adjoining Dagenham Civic Centre. The Park is extensively used for formal sports, such as cricket, football and tennis.

The mown grass also gives ideal opportunities for brisk health walks. If you want to explore further afield, the Timberland Trail starts from Central Park and does a 4.5km (2.8 mile) loop through Eastbrookend Country Park and The Chase Local Nature Reserve. A Trail leaflet is available from the Millennium Centre and other locations.

Opening Times:

7:30am till dusk

Features of the Park include:

  • Site Area: ~32 hectares (~80 acres)
  • Site Type: Park, Open Space
  • Site Users:Open to all
  • Path Length: 5km Pedestrians (3km cyclists),
  • Path Conditions: 3km Fully Accessible/2km Unsurfaced
  • Parking: 3 Car Parks – 7:30am till dusk
  • Children’s Play Area (Dog free zone)
  • 11 football pitches
  • 2 rugby pitches
  • 3 7-a-side football pitches
  • 1 hurling pitch
  • 4 hard tennis courts
  • 1 pitch and putt green
  • 1 basketball court
  • 1 bowling green
  • Toilets (Disabled toilet & Changing facilities)
  • Foot/cycle path access for Abbey Wood Lane and Hornchurch Country Park.

Public Transport:

  • Nearest Train Station: Dagenham East (2km)
  • Nearest Bus stop: 50m
  • Bus Number: 174, 175, 87, 103

Contact information:

Wood Lane/Rainham Road North
RM13 7QX

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