Ilford and Seven Kings

You can use the A to Z sections to find information about all parks and for your local park in Ilford and Seven Kings.

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Redbridge parks and opens spaces are managed by Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure. To view their privacy policy visit the Vision RCL website.

 

Ilford War Memorial Garden 

The Memorial was built to recognise and remember the 1,159 fallen during the First World War from Ilford. It was unveiled on the 11 November 1922 by the daughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll.

Ilford War Memorial Gardens Action Group (IWMAG) has worked with local residents, businesses, visitors and Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure to maintain the gardens and ensure our heroes are not forgotten. 

This effective partnership helped the gardens to achieve the prestigious Green Flag Award

Conservation work on the “Men Of Ilford” War Memorial was completed in May 2015 with the help of The War Memorials Trust who provided partial funding of just under £5,000. 

Come and enjoy the peace and serenity of these beautiful gardens which were created in the early 1920s from the proceeds of a public appeal to provide a fitting memorial. 

Memorial Hall

The grounds house the Memorial Hall, inside of which are the names of the 1,159 men of Ilford who died in the Great War. It has limited open days during the year. There is no entry fee and the Memorial Hall has good access for those with restricted mobility.

Visit

Eastern Avenue
Ilford
IG2 7JY

Situated close to Newbury Park tube station, just north of Ilford on the A12, this site is easily accessible by public transport. Please be aware that there is no car parking at the gardens.

Loxford Park 

Loxford Park is a large park that has a lot of mature trees and shrubs that provide a great habitat for wildlife and birds. It benefits from an old sunken garden that is popular with park users wishing to rest from walking and also popular with skaters who enjoy a small skate park in this area.

The Park has a fantastic play area featuring a huge tunnel, mounds to run up and down, boulders and planting and a nest swing that can be enjoyed together by children of all ages and abilities.

Facilities

Training businesses

To use the park for training businesses such as bootcamps, personal training or sports coaching you will need to apply for a permit. For prices and more information call 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm) or complete a permit application form.

Edible tree trail

In January 2015 Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure worked in partnership with the charity Trees for Cities to plant an edible tree trail along the boundary of Loxford Park. All 30 trees planted were chosen for their edible features such as fruits, nuts, leaves or bark. As well as providing a source of food, as the trees mature they will become a prominent feature in the park landscape.

The trees were all planted by volunteers including local residents and primary school children. View a map of the tree trail (PDF 7581KB)

Visiting the park with children?

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View more information about the edible features of each tree (PDF 2.7 MB)

These resources were produced in partnership with Trees for Cities and our other supporters.

How to Find Us

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Easily accessible from Loxford Lane, Ilford or Twyford Road entrances, Barking.

Seven Kings Park 

The park has lots of features from formal rose beds for you to enjoy and plenty of seating so you can relax while out for a long stroll. The skate park in the southern end of the park is very popular among children and young adults. There is also a children’s play area on site that is very popular at weekends with families. The Park is a bit hit with dog walkers.

Seven Kings Park was successful in securing a Green Flag Award for the first time in 2016/17 from Keep Britain Tidy.

 

Facilities

Training businesses

To use the park for training businesses such as bootcamps, personal training or sports coaching you will need to apply for a permit. For prices and more information call 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm) or complete a permit application form (PDF 54KB).

Parking

Car parking is free

How to Find Us

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South Park 

This Edwardian park has preserved most of its original features from over 100 years ago such as a large lake, an abundance of large mature trees, shrubs and flower beds. A popular open space with strollers, joggers and dog walkers who enjoy the pleasant surroundings as well as a number of facilities. The park is one of our Green Flag Award open spaces.

 

Facilities

  • public toilets
  • tennis (play for free)
  • Wildlife Education and Information Centre run by the South Park User Group

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Local Friends Group

If you have a keen interest in South Park you can get involved with the South Park Users Group. Find out more about the South Park Users Group.

Uphall Recreation Ground 

Uphall Recreation Ground is a modest sized open space that offers local residents the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of Ilford Lane.  A popular green space for relaxing in, dog walking and keeping the children active whilst taking advantage of the well-stocked playground near the  entrance at the junction of Lowbrook Road and Cecil Road.

Facilities

  • children's play area (free to use)
  • hire the park for an event

    Training businesses

    To use the park for training businesses such as bootcamps, personal training or sports coaching you will need to apply for a permit. For prices and more information call 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm) or complete a permit application form (PDF 54KB).

    How to Find Us

View Uphall Recreation Ground on the map

Valentines Park 

This award-winning park is next to Valentines Mansion & Gardens, and was once the parkland to the house.

The park is important for local people and wildlife because of its heritage landscape, local recreational resource and diversity of habitats.

View more information on Valentines Park

Westwood Recreation Ground 

A medium sized recreation ground that enjoys a children’s play facility with a variety of play equipment, informal areas for casual sport and recreation. There are a lot of mature trees within this area and it makes for a perfect setting when enjoying a leisurely stroll.

Facilities

Training businesses

To use the park for training businesses such as bootcamps, personal training or sports coaching you will need to apply for a permit. For prices and more information call 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm) or complete a permit application form (PDF 54KB).

How to Find Us

View Westwood Recreation Ground on the map

 

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