Valentines Park is our premiere award winning park. It has been given a Green Flag Award and has been voted top ten in the country in the People's Choice Award on five occasions.
The park was originally the parkland to Valentines Mansion and Gardens.
The multi-use games area in Valentines park includes 2 multi goals for basketball and football. The installation was part funded by the Football Foundation and the Council’s Olympic Legacy Fund.
Events and Activities
If you have some spare time on your hands and would like to help keep Valentines Park maintained then why not come along to one of our workdays? Or if you prefer walking, our Walking for Health group also meets regularly at Valentines Park for more details see our events listing on the Vision website. There are also weekly activities such parkrun, Dementia Walks and Talk, Tennis Coaching for more information see our regular activities timetable.
Valentines Mansion and Gardens
Valentines Mansion is a beautifully restored 300 year old country house in the grounds of Valentines Park. It has a grand staircase and elegant period rooms, including the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. The third floor has been converted into artist' studios, which visitors can often view during open studio days where they are able to meet the artists and view their work. The mansion is often host to art exhibitions and installations. The Grade II* listed building is also perfect for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations to corporate events. Valentines Mansion and Gardens also has wide varied programme of events throughout the year including guided tours, creative workshops, special events and children's holiday activities, for more details visit the Vision website.
The park has two cafés, both with a great selection of food and beverages. If you would like more information about the café such as opening times or what they have to offer, please contact them directly.
- Gardener's Cottage Café by Valentines Mansion, call 07779 050505
- Valentines Park Cafe by the bandstand, call 020 8554 7733
- basketball court
- bowling green (Ilford Bowls Clubs)
- diverse tree collection including a 300 year old field maple
- lake (rowing boats for hire)
- multi-use games area
- ornamental gardens and flower beds
- outdoor gym
- play tennis for free
- public toilets
- spring and summer flowering meadows
- two children's play areas (free to use)
Hire the park
Our parks and outdoor spaces including park buildings are available to hire for large or small events. For further information on how to hire a park visit our page on hiring outdoor spaces.
We offer a cricket pitch for hire on a seasonal booking or for one-off bookings. Find out more on costs and how to book.
If you would like 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, please contact parks and open spaces on 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm)
To apply for a permit, please complete an application form (PDF 54KB) and return it to the address given on the form.
How to find us
Vehicle entrances on Melbourne Road, Perth Road and Cranbrook Road.
Information for all parks
- see our car parking and park rules
- view park opening and closing times (PDF 85KB)
- make an enquiry or report a problem