Parks in the Woodford and South Woodford area

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

Information for all parks

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

 

Churchfields Recreation Ground 

Churchfields is a medium sized open space with quite a large grass area, a great haven for families and dog walkers. 

Facilities

  • children's play areas (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 on the Vision website. For prices and more information call 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm). 

    How To Find Us

View Churchfields Recreation Ground on the map

Elmhurst Gardens 

A beautiful park with a variety of mature trees which provide a 'vista' of colours particularly during Autumn months and will appeal to keen artists and photographers. There is a resting area in the centre of the park that has been recently landscaped and has been planted with shrubs and bulbs to provide an abundance of colour.

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 on the Vision website. For prices and more information call 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm).

How To Find Us

View Elmhurst Gardens on the map

Bowls club

Hazel Morgan, secretary of the South Woodford Bowls Club at Elmhurst Gardens is looking for new members to join the club. All levels of skill are welcome to enquire. If you are interested please contact the secretary on 020 8504 4973.

Lechmere Avenue Play Area 

This open space allows users to get closer to nature and is great for strolling and dog walking as well as relaxing within the enclosure. 

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 on the Vision website. For prices and more information call 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm).

How To Find Us

Onslow Gardens 

Onslow Gardens has a large central area, with woodland to one side and the M11 extension to the other. This open space offers a great haven for unwinding, relaxing, having a picnic or leisurely strolls.

Onslow Gardens forms part of Roding Valley Park, which is ancient woodland and is enriched in wildlife and gets users a little closer to nature. There are numerous events that happen within this area organised by the Nature Conservation team.

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 on the Vision website. For prices and more information call 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm).

How To Find Us

View Onslow Gardens on the map

Ray Park 

Ray Park is a large park which boasts a vast expanse of green space. It benefits from a mature landscape and offers great space for dog walking and leisurely strolls through the park and along the River Roding which runs next to the park.

Situated in a large residential area, the park is the hub, offering a variety of activities for families. It’s a great space for informal sport and has tennis courts and a full size football pitch.

Our Nature Conservation Team are based at the James Leal Centre offering talks, events and information regarding nature and history. The Centre features a café which is a friendly local meeting place offering a selection of beverages and fresh food.

Facilities

Café

James Leal Café is located within the park with a selection of food and beverages and a soft play area. If you would like more information about the café such as opening times or what they have to offer, please contact them directly on 020 8500 0935.

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 on the Vision website. For prices and more information call 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm).

How To Find Us

View Ray Park on the map

Parking

Car parking available at this site, payment via RingGo. No cash payments accepted.

Roding Valley Park 

The Roding Valley Park extends from Redbridge Roundabout in the south to the Borough boundary in the north.

The River Roding, which flows through the park, is a lowland clay river and provides an ideal setting for a number of recreational activities as well as walking and cycling.

Along the river you will find plenty of ducks, herons, dragonflies, butterflies, and many different species of flowers. There are also a number of small areas of woodland for you to explore.

Facilities

Cycle paths

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 on the Vision website. For prices and more information call 020 8708 3141 (open 5 days a week from 8am to 5pm).

How To Find Us

View Roding Valley Park on the map

Riding the Roding

Riding the Roding project is complete. Some of the Borough’s best riverside open space is now accessible to walkers, cyclists and less abled people via a new riverside cycle path between Wanstead Park Road Recreation Ground and Redbridge Roundabout. Pick up our Roding Valley leaflet in one of our Redbridge Libraries.

Rose Avenue Play Area 

The park comes full of equipment and apparatus for children. The children's areas are fenced off from dogs and have safe surfacing beneath the equipment to minimise injury.

Facilities

Children's play areas (free to use)

How To Find Us

View Rose Avenue Play Area on the map

 

 

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