Lewisham Council - Beckenham Place Park
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Beckenham Place Park

This is the largest green space in the borough, covering 98 hectares, with large areas of ancient woodland ideal for informal woodland walks.

The park is an important wildlife site and it also makes up part of the South East London Green Chain Walk and the regional Capital Ring. 

Find out about major improvement plans that are being developed for the park and key buildings following the announcement of a £4.9m Parks for People funding award from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery in 2014.


  • Beckenham Hill Road.


  • Ball court
  • Golf
  • Café
  • Cycle way
  • Dog exercise
  • Football pitch
  • Sensory Garden
  • Toilet
  • Tennis court
  • Water feature.


The golf course is an 18 hole (par 69) municipal pay and play course. The mansion house (a Grade II listed building) currently houses the golf clubhouse. You can buy 8 and 9 hole tickets at the pro shop and there's a PGA professional at the course for tuition. To find out more and to make advance bookings call 020 8650 2292 or visit Glendale Golf.

There are also tennis courts and several football pitches in the park.

Friends of Beckenham Place Park

The Friends of Beckenham Place Park arrange a number of events in the park, including walks and talks. For more information visit the Friends Visitors Centre inside the Mansion on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm or telephone 020 8325 8781.

Children's play

At the eastern section of the park is a children's playground with a splash pad available during the summer months. The park is patrolled by on-site park keepers.


The Nature Conservation department is able to offer facilitated sessions within the park. The Waterlink Way Project Officer will prepare, organise and facilitate outdoor environmental education sessions for school pupils. Sessions are tailored to address the school curriculum. To participate or for further information, please contact Jordan Ihama (Waterlink Way Project Officer).
Tel: 020 8314 2556
Mobile: 07743842893

Nature and conservation

Beckenham Place Park is probably one of the best wildlife sites in the borough, containing a suite of high-quality habitats.

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