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Park activities

Horse riding

We don’t operate a riding school in the borough.

However, there are private clubs and facilities in the local area.

Horse riding is permitted in:

Riding is subject to relevant bylaws.


There are several places within the borough where fishing is permitted.

Before planning a fishing trip here is some useful information:

  • you’ll need an Environment Agency rod licence before you can fish anywhere in the UK. It is against the law to fish without one and a maximum fine of £2,500 can be imposed
  • if you want to fish with more than 2 rods, you need 2 rod licences
  • a rod licence can be obtained from your local post office or from the Environment Agency
  • it’s your responsibility to check that fishing is permitted where you are planning to visit. If you’re found to be fishing in a prohibited area you can be prosecuted for poaching and a breach of the local bylaws
  • to fish in the borough you must have barbless hooks, a landing net and an unhooking mat

There are 2 different types of fishery in the borough:

Day ticket fisheries

Membership only lakes

  • Bardag Lake - Eastbrookend Country Park managed by Bardag Angling Society
  • Bowyers Lake - Beam Valley Country Park

All other lakes and waters in the borough are not managed as fisheries.

If you are unsure of your right to fish or have any queries please contact Ranger Services.

Football pitch hire

Football pitch hire 2019/20 Toggle accordion

If you would like to enquire about availability, or speak to someone about booking a pitch, please call Laura Goulding on 020 8227 5453, or email Please leave a message with contact details. Office hours are Monday to Wednesday. We are field based so may not respond immediately.

Football pitch hire 2019/20

Pitch usePrice
Adult pitch weekly (30 games)£1,600
Adult pitch alternate week (15 games)£850
Junior/9v9 pitch weekly (30 games)£850
Junior/9v9 pitch alternate week (15 games)£425
Mini/5v5 pitch weekly (30 games)£425
Mini/5v5 pitch alternate week (15 games)£425
Pavilion hire (per game)£35
Academies/Personal training (per season)£280

Pitch availability

Central2-1 1No
Old Dagenham2----Yes
St Chads21-1-Yes
The Leys---41No

Ranger Service

Eastbrookend Discovery Centre, The Chase, Dagenham Road, Dagenham RM7 0SS

020 8227 2332