Category archive: Parks



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 […]


‘Clean Up Your Park, Take Your Litter Home’ poster competition

Get creative! Design a unique and inspiring poster to promote picking up litter in the park and taking it home with you, if the bin is full. Are you aged 5-11 years old and go to school in Redbridge? We need your help to design a new poster to support our summer parks litter campaign. […]


National Community Leisure UK Awards Finalists

The National Community Leisure UK Awards are held annually and recognise, celebrate and share the achievements of leisure and culture trusts across the UK. This year Vision is delighted to have finalists in three categories for the 2020 Awards as follows: Community Impact Award – Arts, Culture and Libraries – for Tech Ilford An annual […]


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 […]



Foxburrows Farm makes public appeal following theft of animals

Foxburrows Farm is urging the public to keep its eyes peeled following a break-in at their farm that resulted in the theft of several animals. Jasmine – the farm’s Shetland pony, along with a rabbit, peacock and peahen were all discovered missing following the incident on Sunday 24 November, which also left many of the […]



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 […]













Ray Park

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











Hainault Forest

Activities Our Walking for Health Group meets regularly at Hainault Forest for more see our Walking for Health page. For more information on regular activities taking place at Hainault Forest Country Park, see the timetable. Car Parking Car parking available at this site, payment via RingGo. No cash payments accepted.There is no allocated parking for […]












Christchurch Green Recreation Ground

All of the Redbridge parks remain open. Tennis courts, basketball courts and multi use games areas are open and cafes are running a takeaway service. Public toilets are open. Outdoor gyms, play areas and the boulder park at Fairlop Waters re-opened on 4 July. Please read the guidance on using these facilities before visiting. For […]



Clayhall Park

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



Seven Kings Park

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


Valentines Park

Activities at Valentines Park We have a range of weekly activities taking place at Valentines Park such as parkrun, Dementia Walks and Talk, Tennis Coaching for more information see our regular activities timetable.