Sporthouse covering 125,000 sq ft, has the largest wooden sports floor in the UK and the second largest in Europe.
The Mayesbrook Athletics arena was revamped to create an Olympic standard athletics track for Games time training, regional and national events.
Investment in the new £23 million Becontree Heath Leisure Centre provides a truly flagship centre with a 25 metre, 10 lane pool with seating for 250 spectators. The centre also contains a 95 station gym, sports courts, community space and a soft play area.
Becontree Leisure Centre being named the busiest swimming pool in the country
Barking and Dagenham holds the UK’s longest indoor go-kart track and the largest adventure golf course.
Over 100 local sports clubs, including Barking Rugby Club, Dagenham Rugby Club and Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club, are very actively involved in the local community and provide a range of activities, particularly for young people.