Bexley Park Bowls Club (formerly Bexley Hospital Bowls Club) was formed in 1949. The green was laid for use by the staff and patients.
Initially the club played friendly matches. With the demise of the hospital, associate members gradually became the dominant part of the membership. But, even with these members, it became quite a problem raising enough players to field four rinks.
In the late eighties Bexleyheath Conservatives Bowling Club lost their green to a road improvement scheme at Bexleyheath. Following their loss some 30 of their members came to Bexley (Hospital) Park, with this and a larger membership of ladies a formal ladies section was established.
During the time of Bexley Hospital, and prior to a serious fire in the early nineties, there had been an active indoors section during the winter months. With the use of the Grand Hall three mats were laid down every Friday morning and matches would be played there from Friday to Sunday evening. A very popular event was the Whitbread Cup, contested between numerous clubs from around the Bexley and Dartford areas on Sunday mornings.
In recent times the club has had many successes with many players gaining their Kent County Badges. Two Men’s rinks have reached the National Finals at Worthing. A Ladies rink also went on to compete in the National Finals at Leamington.