Wild swimming spot Beckenham Place Park [Opening in June]

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The lake is huge!

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We just need a torrential downpour and job’s a good’un :smiley:

How does everyone feel about “wild swimming” in BPP?

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Amazing! Can t wait! Still I will swim in my favourite lake in Hackney :wink: .I will swim in both! But so curious to see the price and all the rest!

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Oh wow, they are building a beach too!

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That looks bloody amazing. Thanks for sharing :+1:

More info from the council website:

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With the greatest respect to dog owners, I hope dogs are not allowed on the beach. The beach needs to be kept clean if kids are playing there.

Have the council announced any policies yet?

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Yes! Although I don’t know if they can be stopped in practical terms.

Now I may be in the minority here, but isn’t it a bit gross to swim in the same water as wild animals? And won’t that beach quickly turn into an algae-rich swamp?

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Hyde Park Serpentine is the same. My partner swims there with the geese and swans! He is not dead yet.

They have omitted the shopping trolley in the picture?

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I swim in the lake you talk about dogs? What about foxes or people throwing litters ? I think this is worst. You get more ill by taking pill(drugs) and eating bad food . It is a wild spot so if you like wild…and nope I never got ill still strong and alive ! :+1::wink:

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For the other side of the story please read this blog.

There is a story of wastage and bad planning behind this ‘lake’.

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OK so someone has plans to open a cocktail beach bar, right? :cocktail::tropical_drink:

What can we do to make this happen?! :smiley:

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Illuminating reading @foresthillfrank

No lifeguards at BPP lake. I can’t help but feel this plan may backfire.

But on the other hand I appreciate seeing the council do something ambitious and people elsewhere on social media seem stoked about the beach.

Edit: very impressed that copy-and-paste from a website also copies the images into my post!

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Beautiful video:

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Sadly it’s not quite the beach I imagined it to be when posting previously :thinking:

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