Lewisham Council - Beckenham Place Park


Beckenham Place Park

Beckenham Place Park is the largest green space in the borough, covering 98 hectares. It contains large areas of ancient woodland ideal for woodland walks.

About the park

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

Improvement plans

Following our successful £4.9m bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, there are major improvements planned for the park.


Beckenham Hill Road.


Facilities include:

  • a ball court
  • a café
  • a cycle way
  • dog exercise
  • football pitch
  • sensory garden
  • toilets
  • tennis court
  • water feature.

Friends of Beckenham Place Park

The Friends of Beckenham Place Park arrange events in the park, including walks and talks.

For more information:

  • visit the Friends' visitor centre inside the Mansion on Sundays from 2–4pm

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.

Nature and conservation

Beckenham Place Park contains many wildlife habitats.

Read about woodland in Beckenham Place Park.

Related pages


New drinking water fountains for two of our parks

Thirsty visitors to Ladywell Fields can now take a drink or refill their water bottles free of charge at a brand new water fountain. Beckenham Place Park will soon be getting its own fountain too.

More news


Beckenham Place park run Free

Beckenham Place Park 
20 October 9am

Walk, jog or run 5K – just you against the clock!

Beckenham Place Park Discovery bike ride for children Free

Beckenham Place Park 
20 October 10am to 12 noon

A guided, traffic-free bike ride to explore Beckenham Place Park, for children aged 5-15 of all cycling abilities particularly beginners (but not suitable for balance bikes). Meet behind the Mansion (looking towards the park). Please wear a helmet.

Mindfulness drop-in classes

Beckenham Place Park (the Mansion) 
20 October 11am to 12 noon

Regular 'drop-in' mindfulness / meditation classes at The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park – no need to book.

More events

Content Promos

Blackheath Fireworks is on 3 November