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A new library of things for you to enjoy, at your favourite local park.



Park Box will have a mix of Sports and Explorer equipment. Inside you will find a range of sporting equipment to enjoy at your leisure, including; hula hoops, table tennis bats and balls, basket balls and others. You can also expect to find a variety of fun tools and equipment to explore the local park and get to know your natural surroundings, from bug boxes, worksheets, magnifying glasses, binoculars and more!


Do you often spend time in Valence Park? Have you ever found yourself missing something important, like a ball or a bat? Park Box may have the answer. It’s a large box filled with fun activities, sports equipment and fun for all to enjoy. Join in to familiarise yourself with the stuff and explore the possibilities of play.

In partnership with Street Space, you will be able to visit the park and access the equipment for free through a simple text message request. If you’re at the park, text PARKBOX to 07984381837 and you will receive a code to access the equipment.

Nature Explorer

Wednesday 23 October | 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Valence Park 107 Grafton Rd, Dagenham RM8 3EU

Come and explore nature and the interesting variety of wildlife that Valence park has to offer. Get to know more about the trees and green spaces that we walk through everyday.

Meet the Park Box

Thursday 24 October | 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Valence Park 107 Grafton Rd, Dagenham RM8 3EU

Join Manisha and StreetSpace and get to know the wonderful items in the Park Box. Have fun getting to know the different ways the equipment can be borrowed and enjoyed in Valence Park. Please meet by the Becontree Avenue entrance near the new play area.



Saturday 9 November | 11.00am - 1.00pm

Valence Park 107 Grafton Rd, Dagenham RM8 3EU

Join local resident Paul, who is a qualified coach for a fun and lively session of football where you can learn a range of tricks, skills or simply how to handle a ball. It’s great exercise and a chance to meet new people. Everyone is welcome whatever your fitness level. A great way to burn off some energy!

Please meet via the main entrance/Beacontree Avenue near the play area.



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Magnifying glass

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Bug Boxes





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Bats & Balls



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Table Tennis