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Barking Park is a park covering just under 30 hectares to the east of Barking town centre, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, in east London. It lies north of Longbridge Road, and is near the boundary with Loxford. The park was the first council-controlled park in the Borough, and was established as a classic Victorian park in 1896. It was officially opened on 9 April 1898 by Councillor C. L. Beard JP, Chairman of Barking Town Urban District Council.
|Monday||6:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Tuesday||6:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday||6:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Thursday||6:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Friday||6:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Saturday||6:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Sunday||6:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
Good park for running: there is grass, there is asphalt; 1 lap around park about 1.7 km distance. There are free of charge toilets with sinks; benches, grass is cut during summer; air quality not to bad, except when Funfair commences in Autumn, then they use diesel generators which smells awful. There are tennis courts, basketball court, cafe.... Not bad park for a borough like Barking
Love this park. Loads to do.. football field, tennis and ball games courts, lovely lake, kids playground. Just next to playground is a little cafe. The only thing is parking charge.. use of ringo. Up to 1hr free but you pay 0.4£ for registering car there. Up to 2hr 1.2+0.4£ ..
Great place for kids, nice hangout with ducks and squirrels. In summers you enjoy boat ride. Nice little cafe and clean toilets. Got pay parking space for few cars in the park too.
Great park. Take my kids every time I can. It has a little play area for kids. If you don't like sand then it's not for you. I do run every week when ever I get time. 3 round makes easy 3 .5 mile. Or o we 6km. I the summer boating is open too in the shallo lake. There are tennis grounds, badminton and football grounds. There is basketball ground as well as skating area too. Lots of sitting place and quite walking area too. Suits all age kids and adults.
I find it a great experience as the squirrels will come up to you and take the nuts from your hand. The pond lake needs a clean but all round a great day out.
Good local park, over 100 years old. Contains the Barking War Memorial. Has football and cricket pitches, and tennis courts. Also a nice boating lake. There is a mini railway that runs between the main entrance and the boating lake during spring and summer months (check for times). It also has a very good cafe, and the gardens are very nice.
The council have obviously put a lot of effort and money into this park, as we travelled from Southend to visit with young children (3 year olds) on the bank holiday weekend and found the park to be tidy, with lots to do for our young ones. The Splash Park was a highlight and a reasonable cost for the 4 of us (£10) for the whole day. Refreshments were available to purchase from the Splash Park and the staff were always on hand to make sure everyone was well behaved. Recommended for families with small toddlers/children.
Great for a day out. Perfect for families or a simple stroll through the park. There are even signs to show you around if you are unfamiliar with the parks layout. Wildife and plants galore.
It has a very friendly cafe, which is also dog friendly. You can sit outside and look at the ducks & geese on the lake. I actually counted 50 geese moving in a long line down past the cafe last week. There's a play area for children close by. And water fountains for them when it's hot. Boats can be rented out sometimes on the lake. Great dog walking area, with plenty of shade for them. At one end, there's an allotment. And, at the other end, Goddard Vets is right next to the park. The train station and shopping centre are only a few minutes walk away.
Lots of great things to keep kids entertained here including a splash park, lake, boating, play area with sand, and best of all there is a child-friendly cafe with toys and books, and playgroups too. It could be even better if the play area is gated and with more swings and slides for younger kids. It's a very big park
The park was large enough for the event I attended with ample parking space. However the toilets were very dirty and rather squeezed. The garbage bins were overflowing and rubbish flying all over the place. It would have helped to have chairs for hire as the attendance was very good.