Beckenham Place Park is Lewisham's largest green space, extending to 96 hectares (237 acres), and including a wide range of facilities, including ball court, football pitches, tennis court and sensory garden.

Beckenham Place Park is Lewisham's largest green space, extending to 96 hectares (237 acres), and including a wide range of facilities, including café, ball court, football pitches, tennis court  sensory garden, lake.



The lake in Beckenham Place Park has re-opened

You will need a ticket to come into the lake area. It is open from 7am–6pm.

You must be able to swim 25 metres and be over eight years old to use the open water swimming area.

Paddling for under-8s is not currently available.

Boat hire is available at an extra cost.

Numbers are limited. If one session fills up, you can book for the next session.

Get full details about entry to the lake here.

Lewisham Council

11th July 2020 -The cafes; toilets and childrens pay ground are now open.

Free Events

Peckish in the Park

Peckish In The Park Beckenham Place Park

Are you ready for a summer filled with good grub, great music, DJs whilst watching the sunset? Then, Peckish is the one for you!

Our weekly food festival is returning for 2022, starting on Thursday 2nd June and running weekly on a Thursday throughout the summer.

We will be welcoming back some regulars: Route 66, Fish My Chips and Sarrasin Crepes, and also some new faces will be appearing at Peckish 2022, so head down to the park to find out who else is trading with us this year…

Sunday Farmers Market

So Last Century Vintage Market

Sunday, 24th July 2022 - 10:00 17:00

We’re back with another Vintage Market at the Mansion, full of the best vintage traders around. There’ll be great street food, excellent coffee as always, and the Mansion Bar and Cafe will be serving as well. It’s the perfect way to welcome the arrival of Spring and a better year ahead!

Story Adventure Maps

Beckenham Place Park Storey Adventure Park


Beckenham Place Park Lake
The 285m-long Beckenham Place Park wild swimming lake, which reaches 3.5m deep in some parts, it's not a completely new addition to the landscape. There was a lake on the site as far back as the 1700s, although it was filled in and used as a golf course — which was controversially closed to make way for the lake again.

The lake is due to reopen on 29 March 2021. The pre lockdown programme will then resume – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7am–3pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am–3pm.

PTP Coaching is offering half term activities for children on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am–12pm and 1pm­ –3pm, as well as Saturday 10.30am – 12.30pm. Find out more about PTP Coaching’s holiday activity club on their website.

Friends of Beckenham Place Park

Friends of Beckenham Place Park, organise events and run The Visitor Centre.


The see information about Eastern Side of Beckenham Place Park



If you don't park in the carpark and pay, be warned you will get a parking ticket. There are 6 disabled parking bays in the car park.
Beckenham Place Park - Parking Charges