The creation of Eastbrookend Country Park started in the 1990s with large scale earth moving to develop an interesting, undulating landscape on what was formerly land filled derelict land.
The landfill was capped with a layer of impermeable clay and topsoil; large scale seeding was undertaken using wild flower grassland mixes that are particularly suited to poor soils and more than 50,000 small trees (whips) were planted across the 84-hectare site.
The park officially opened in 1995 and provides local people with the chance to experience the pleasure of the countryside on their doorstop.
Eastbrookend is available for everyone to enjoy and visitors to the country park can par take in a range of self-lead recreational activities, including angling. There are 4 lakes on the park, 3 of which are available for day-ticket fishing.
The Millennium Centre, an environmentally friendly visitor centre, opened on Eastbrookend in 1997 with funding from the Millennium Commission and was designed to demonstrate best practice in environmental construction. It is the base of operation for the Parks Ranger Service.
The facility is open to the public 7 days a week, with exhibitions, information, toilet facilities and café. The centre is used as a focus for the education and events programme coordinated by the Park Ranger Service.