Published 23rd April 2018
Bexley has 106 parks and open spaces of 623Ha attracting over 4m visitors each year. Attractions include 33 children’s playgrounds, sports facilities, places to eat, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, listed buildings and landscapes, lakes, ponds, rivers, fitness equipment gyms and trim trails, 26Ha of wildflower meadows, Local Nature Reserves and approximately 270,000 trees.
For the “green fingered” Bexley has 35 allotment sites with over 2,000 plots available for rent.
Bexley has a wide range of types of interment available to meet the needs of the whole community within 4 public cemeteries that are maintained to a reverential standard.
More detailed information on parks and open spaces can be found here.
There are over 950 organised events in parks and open spaces each year including a free 5k Parkrun held every Saturday at 9.00am at Danson Park and there are a number of free health walks in the parks. For more information click here.
The water sports centre at Danson Park provides water-based activity sessions and rowing boats can be hired there. View information on Danson Park Watersports Centre here.
The across London Green Chain Walk passes through East Wickham Open Space and Lesnes Abbey Visit the Green Chain website for more information.
There are three notable heritage attractions in the parks for visitors spanning 9 centuries of life in the borough at Hall Place, Danson House and Lesnes Abbey.
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The upkeep of the parks are supported by the great practical work carried out by the seven friends groups at Foots Cray Meadows, East Wickham Open Space, Danson Park and the River Shuttle, Riverside Gardens, Erith, Sidcup Place and Lesnes Abbey. The Thames 21 river group help look after the waterways that flow through the parks, such as the River Cray and the River Shuttle, carrying out important conservation and drainage works.