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Country Parks and Nature Reserves 

Eastbrookend Country Park 

Dagenham Road
Dagenham


The creation of Eastbrookend Country Park started in the 1990s with large scale earth moving to develop an interesting, undulating landscape on what was formerly land filled derelict land.

The landfill was capped with a layer of impermeable clay and topsoil; large scale seeding was undertaken using wild flower grassland mixes that are particularly suited to poor soils and more than 50,000 small trees (whips) were planted across the 84-hectare site.

The park officially opened in 1995 and provides local people with the chance to experience the pleasure of the countryside on their doorstop.

Eastbrookend is available for everyone to enjoy and visitors to the country park can par take in a range of self-lead recreational activities, including angling. There are 4 lakes on the park, 3 of which are available for day-ticket fishing.

The Millennium Centre, an environmentally friendly visitor centre, opened on Eastbrookend in 1997 with funding from the Millennium Commission and was designed to demonstrate best practice in environmental construction. It is the base of operation for the Parks Ranger Service.

The facility is open to the public 7 days a week, with exhibitions, information, toilet facilities and café. The centre is used as a focus for the education and events programme coordinated by the Park Ranger Service.


Sports and leisure facilities 

  • Millennium Centre
  • Fishing lake

Car parking 

Car parking for the Eastbrookend Country Park is available off of Dagenham Road and is clearly signposted.

Access 

The country park is accessible every day of the year from sunrise until dusk.

Access points consist of squeeze barriers and gates accessible through the RADAR scheme. There is a solid bound gravel footpath network across the country park.

Please contact the Parks and Countryside Ranger Service at the address shown for further information on access.


Bye laws 

The Country Park and Nature Reserve bye laws are applicable to the whole of the site.

Directions by public transport 

Dagenham Heathway

  • District Line train to Dagenham Heathway Station
  • Turn left out of station to bus stop
  • Bus number 174 to Farmhouse Tavern
  • Cross road using pelican crossing
  • Enter Country Park

For the Millennium Centre, turn left and follow path behind the Farmhouse Tavern, you will see the Millennium Centre in front of you.

Dagenham East

  • District Line train to Dagenham East Station
  • Cross over zebra crossing then turn left over bridge
  • Walk past Aventis Pharma buildings
  • Turn immediately right along footpath, following factory boundary
  • Continue past the sports field on your left, until reaching a footpath to the left
  • Follow footpath into the Country Park

For the Millennium Centre, follow the path straight on past the woodland, you will see the Millennium Centre over to the right.

Ranger Services

The Millennium Centre

The Chase

Dagenham Road, Rush Green

Romford

Essex

RM7 0SS

 

Phone: 020 8227 2332

Email: parksandcountryside@lbbd.gov.uk

 

Eastbrookend Country Park