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Eastbrookend is an extensive country park created on land between Dagenham and Hornchurch damaged by gravel extraction, next to The Chase nature reserve. It opened in 1995.
Eastbrook Grove to the south houses the visitor centre, built with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and designed to showcase environmental features such as low energy use. It has several large water bodies and the eastern section, adjoining The Chase nature reserve, has a heath-like character
Signposted off Dagenham Road which runs south from Rush Green Road (A124 Upminster–Hornchurch–Dagenham).
District line tube to Dagenham Heathway and then bus 174 to Rush Green; or 15-minute walk from Dagenham East station via the footpath alongside the chemical plant.
Accessible at all times. Car parks open dawn till dusk.
Call the Eastbrookend rangers on 020 8595 4155.