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Danson Park

Winner of numerous National and Regional Awards.

Charter Oak

Address: Danson Road, Welling, DA6 9HL.

Size: 75 hectares.

Travel information: The nearest railway station is Welling Station, Station Approach, Welling, DA16 3AU, the park is on bus route 96, 89, 422, and B1, the park can also be reached by car from the A2 via A221 or A207. Limited car parking is available on site, a charge of £2.50 is levied at weekends and bank holidays from April - September.

Information: Danson Park is a very popular public park which provides a large number of facilities for both active recreation or for those who simply like to walk and enjoy its many facets. Arguably the park is the most widely-known and appreciated in Bexley and hosts events such as Circuses and Fun Fairs. There are three gardens open to the visitors, namely the English Garden opposite the Danson Mansion, the Rock Garden at the western end of the park, and the Peace Garden which can be found off Lakeside Close at the south-eastern corner. At the western end of the lake the area known as the Bog Garden has been established as a nature reserve.

Facilities: The park has a wide range of facilities and features.

Friends Group: Friends of Danson Park is an active group with a strong nature conservation side to their work. For further information email

Friends of the Shuttle is a very active group of local volunteers which has been carrying out regular litter picks and conservation work in and along the River Shuttle and in Danson Park Lake since May 2013. Earlier this year the group also took on the task of maintaining the flower beds in the Old English Garden in Danson Park. The group provides all tools and equipment and also light refreshments at the end of each event. Anyone interested in volunteering on the river or in the Old English Garden should contact All new volunteers are very welcome.