Category archive: Parks





Vote for your favourite park in the People’s Choice Award 2020

Help us get Redbridge into the top ten by voting for your favourite park in the People’s Choice Awards. This year an army of experts awarded a record breaking 2,061 Green Flag Awards to the UK’s very best parks and green spaces, including nine Redbridge parks. Organised by Keep Britain Tidy, the scheme is now […]


Shape the future of Fairlop Waters

Redbridge Council has announced bold and exciting plans to preserve and expand Fairlop Waters, adding 250 acres of green space to the existing park over the coming years. Fairlop Waters is one of the largest country parks in Redbridge, home to expansive green space, a lake, and a wide range of outdoor activities, including the […]


Let’s raise the Green Flag as nine Redbridge Parks receive this prestigious award once again!

The residents of Redbridge are very fortunate to have so many green spaces to enjoy, with a vast total of 50 parks and open spaces across the borough. Vision RCL takes pride in managing all of these sites successfully on behalf of Redbridge Council. Vision RCL is committed to improving the quality of the facilities […]


Owls is re-opening!!

Owls is back and can’t wait to welcome you. We are pleased to announce that Owls Play Centre, Fairlop Waters, will be reopening on Monday 7 September. We have had to make some changes to ensure everyone can play safely but are confident that the fun can continue. We will be running sessions with limited […]


Winners announced in our ‘Clean Up Your Park, Take Your Litter Home’ poster competition

Litter has become a big problem for Redbridge parks during the good weather. When the bins are full, visitors to the parks have just been leaving their litter behind. So Redbridge Council and Vision put their heads together and thought it would be a good idea to get the younger generation on board. A competition […]


The Community Leisure UK Award winners have been announced!

The National Community Leisure UK Awards are held annually and recognise, celebrate and share the achievements of leisure and culture trusts across the UK. Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure were delighted to have finalists in three of the categories for the 2020 awards and a winner in one! Huge congratulations go to Yashmin Harun, a […]




Rare bird spotted in Valentines Park Birdwatch Walk

UPDATE: BBC2 featured our Turtle Dove during their Winterwatch programme on Friday 31 January at 8.30pm. On Saturday 25 January Vision’s Nature Conservation team partnered with the local North East London RSPB group to host a Big Garden Birdwatch Walk at Valentines Park. The event coincided with the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch campaign, which is […]


Successful community tree planting during National Tree Week

Vision RCL and Redbridge council partnered with Trees for Cities to plant new young trees across the borough this year, including Goodmayes Park and Orchard Playing Fields (formally Goodmayes Recreation Ground). To mark the beginning of National Tree Week, which ran from 23 November-1 December, Vision’s nature conservation team was joined by partners and volunteers […]


Christmas opening hours

During the Christmas period our leisure centres, libraries, parks and other centres will have different opening hours. To avoid disappointment, please make note of our opening times before visiting. To find out more information on opening times, visit the pages below and click on your centre or library for individual opening times. Find out more […]





Vote for your favourite park in the People’s Choice Award 2019

Residents now have the chance to vote for their favourite Green Flag flying park in Redbridge as part of the People’s Choice 2019 awards. Organised by Keep Britain Tidy, the prestigious poll finds the nation’s top 10 parks from almost 2,000 awarded Green Flag Award status by the environment charity. In July, nine Redbridge parks […]


Redbridge raises nine Green Flags to mark the quality of its open spaces

Nine council parks and open spaces in Redbridge have again been confirmed as some of the best in the world after successfully retaining their coveted Green Flag award. The esteemed flags will be flying for another year in Claybury Park, Clayhall Park, Elmhurst Gardens, Goodmayes Park, Hainault Forest, Ilford War Memorial, Seven Kings Park, South […]


Vision’s partner The Orchard Project become BBC Food and Farming Award finalists

Vision’s Nature Conservation Ranger Team have been supported by partner The Orchard Project to help enrichen the community, work with local residents and volunteers to plant and maintain orchards in Claybury Park and other Redbridge parks. We are excited to share that The Orchard Project recently landed a place as one of three finalists in […]


Threatened species and ancient woodland set to thrive at Hainault Forest thanks to National Lottery

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded £4.2 million to Redbridge Council to restore the forest to its former natural and wild state and help threatened species thrive, including eleven species of bat. Among them, the rare Barbastelle bat which was spotted there in 2017, the first time it had been seen in London for […]


Wanstead Park

This 140 acre woodland is grade II listed and has been managed by the City of London Corporation since 1881. Although situated within Redbridge, it is not owned by Redbridge Council. Part of Epping Forest and formerly the site of the historical Wanstead House, Wanstead Park retains a small number of original remains from the […]


Foxburrows Farm

Important COVID-19 information Foxburrows Farm is still closed until further notice (updated 4 January 2021). COVID Guidance & Updates Read our guidance on using parks facilities (please read before visiting) Read more on COVID-19 Impact on all Vision Services About the farm Our farm within the park keeps a whole range of animals for you […]


Westwood Recreation Ground

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Wanstead Park Recreation Ground

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Uphall Recreation Ground

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


South Park

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Rose Avenue Play Area

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Roding Valley Park

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Redbridge Recreation Ground

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Redhouse Play Area

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Ray Park

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Onslow Gardens

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Oaks Lane Recreation Ground

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Martley Drive Play Area

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Manford Way Open Space

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Loxford Park

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Lechmere Avenue Play Area

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Ilford War Memorial Gardens

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


James Leal Centre

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Fairlop Waters Country Park

Important COVID-19 information The Boathouse is now open from 10am-3pm Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm at weekends.  Toilets will be available and we will be offering take-away hot drinks, soft drinks and cake! So please continue to support Fairlop Waters, and enjoy a coffee as part of your daily outdoor exercise. ANGLING – is still permitted for existing […]


Hainault Forest

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air.Our play areas are open, however some of our facilities are closed, including Foxburrows Farm.As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service […]


Hainault Recreation Ground

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Hainault Lodge Nature Reserve

Hainault Lodge Local Nature Reserve is a small woodland site immediately adjacent to Redbridge Cycling Centre. The site can be accessed during daylight hours via a short path opposite the cycling centre car park. The site is rich in history having been home to a former royal hunting lodge and had various other uses since […]


Grove Road Gardens

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Goodmayes Park

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Orchard Playing Fields (previously Goodmayes Park Extension)

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Elmhurst Gardens

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Crucible Park

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Barley Lane Recreation Ground

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Claybury Woods and Park

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Churchfields Recreation Ground

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Christchurch Green Recreation Ground

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Please […]


Brocket Way Open Space

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Clayhall Park

Important COVID-19 information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  COVID […]


Barkingside Recreation Ground

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Seven Kings Park

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]


Valentines Park

Important COVID-19 Information All parks and open spaces across Redbridge are open for daily exercise and fresh air. Our play areas across Redbridge parks are open. As from Monday 4 January, all outdoor gyms, tennis/basketball courts, multi-use games areas and skate parks have closed. Cafes are running a takeaway service only. Public toilets are open.  Covid […]