Affectionately known as Bob’s Park after the local keeper who looked after it during the 1950s and 60s, our park is a wonderful community space open to all.
During this year’s Mental Health Awareness week, we were reminded that nature has a unique ability to not only bring consolation in times of stress, but also increase our creativity, empathy and a sense of wonder. During the pandemic, millions of us turned to nature, reporting that being in green spaces was vital for our mental health (Mental Health Foundation). Even small contacts with nature can reduce feelings of social isolation and be effective in protecting our mental health.
For over thirty years, the Centre has worked with the local community to improve and manage the Bromley by Bow Centre site and create a much needed beautiful green space for everyone to enjoy.
Pay us a visit to get some outdoor exercise, bring your laptop and work outdoors or just to relax in the sun. Bring the kids, a picnic and your friends. All are welcome to enjoy our three-acre park and beautiful gardens. If its a quiet space for contemplation you are looking for, you won’t be disturbed in our peaceful seating areas surrounded by plants, carefully looked after by our volunteers.
We also offer opportunities to connect with others. Find out more about our outdoor coffee group for carers.
Bob’s Park is open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. Our park-side café is open Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 3pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.