Central Park, Dagenham. - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Central Park, Dagenham.
Central Park, Dagenham. - FURTHER INFORMATION
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Eastbrookend Country Park a popular local park and nature reserve in Dagenham, Essex. Opened in 1995, the park covers 84-hectares and contains various walks through open grassland, paths through woods and 4 lakes, three of which can be used for day-angling. Popular walks also take in The Chase parkland. On the first Sunday in June an annual country fair is held in the park.
The park contains a number of different habitats; neutral and acid grassland, scrub, secondary woodland, river, wetlands - each of which contains different flora and fauna. The shallow pools attract a rich variety of wildlife and wading birds with the snipe and teal being among the birds that winter here.
Eastbrookend Country Park opened in 1995, and the Millennium Center, the ranger and visitor within it, opened in 1997. It was created out of derelict landfill and former gravel workings beside the River Rom in the 1990s. The landfill was capped with a layer of clay and then covered in topsoil and planted with a rich variety of grassland plants and trees.
The Millennium Centre
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Tube: Degenham East (District Line), Elm Park (District Line)
Rail: Chadwell Heath Rail Station, Romford Rail Station.
Road: Car park off Dagenham Road, which comes off the A1112. It is 16 miles from central London, 7 miles west of junction 29 on the M25.