Valentines Park • Vision RCL

Valentines Park

Valentines Park, Cranbrook Road, Ilford,
Opening Times:


Children’s Play Area

Cricket Pitches

Multi Use Games Area

Outdoor Gym

Public Toilets

Rowing Boats

Tennis Courts

Barbecues are not permitted at any of our parks and open spaces.

About the park

Valentines Park is our premiere award winning park securing the prestigious Green Flag. The park has a diverse tree collection including a 300 year old field maple, ornamental gardens, flowering meadows and a network of accessible paths for you to enjoy. There are two children’s play areas as well as two different cafes with a great selection of food and beverages. The park also features one of the biggest outdoor gyms in London.

Water Safety in Redbridge Parks and Open Spaces

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure in partnership with the London Fire Brigade have created this short video clip to raise awareness on the importance of Water Safety in and around Redbridge Parks and Open Spaces.

lake view to the bridge in the autumn

Valentines Park has once again been voted one of the Top Ten Green Flag Award-winning parks in the UK! The People’s Choice Award top ten parks were announced in a special virtual awards ceremony hosted by Keep Britain Tidy. Valentines Park was among the winners, having achieved the place for the forth year running and the eighth time overall since 2012, thanks to your votes.

Park at a glance

outside view of valentines mansion

Valentines Mansion and Gardens

Situated within the park, Valentines Mansion is a Grade II* listed building with it’s own beautifully kept historic gardens. With over 320 years of history waiting to be discovered.


The park has two cafés, both with a great selection of food and beverages. For more information about opening times and what’s on offer please visit or contact the café directly.

Gardener’s Cottage Café is located by Valentines Mansion
Valentines Park Cafe is located by the bandstand

table and chairs set out outside cafe
Outdoor gym equipment in Valentines Park

Outdoor Gym

Valentines is home to a brand new outdoor gym. With 15 pieces of equipment and a total of 20 work stations it is one of the biggest in London!


Our Walking for Health Group meets regularly at Valentines Park for more see our Walking for Health page.

We also run a range of weekly activities at Valentines such as parkrun, Dementia Walks and Talk and Tennis Coaching. For more information on regular activities, please visit the timetable.

mobility walk in a park
woman playing tennis


Thanks to funding from LTA and the UK Government renovation of tennis courts in Redbridge Parks is underway with some nearly completed.

Cost to hire the courts:

  • Monday – Friday up to 12noon – FREE
  • Monday – Friday 12-5pm – £2.50
  • Monday – Friday 5pm to closing & weekends – £5

Park Rules & Car Parking

To ensure our parks are maintained to the highest standard and everyone visiting the park has a pleasant experience, we have a few rules in place that visitors should follow, more information here.

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

Motorcycles can park for free if they are parked within a bay.

Vehicle entrances are located on Melbourne Road, Perth Road and Cranbrook Road.

empty car park

Support your local park

Your donation will help us continue to care for and maintain our parks and allow them to be enjoyed by you, your family and future generations.

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