Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure are pleased to announce
that Valentines Park along with five other green spaces within
Redbridge has retained Green Flag
Status for 2014/15. This also means that that our six
best green spaces within Redbridge including Valnetines Park
have gained automatic entry into the People's Choice Awards,
two years running Valentines Park has made it to the top ten, with
your votes we would like the number one slot. Online
voting opens 1 September, vote by visiting the Green
Flag website with hope for your favourite park!
The park contains many features of historical and environmental
interest such as:
- the recently Heritage Lottery funded restored Mansion and
- prestigious mature trees
- ecologically important water bodies and
- wide expanses of grassland.
The park is important for local people and wildlife because of
its heritage landscape, local recreational resource, diversity
How to find Valentines Park
Valentines Park on our map.
Main entrance on Cranbrook Road, Ilford
Vehicle entrance Melbourne Road, Perth Road and Cranbrook
This award-winning park is next to Valentines
Mansion & Gardens, and was once the parkland to the house. It
offers a wide range of activities for all including:
What's on in the park
- Outdoor Theatre -
The Hunters Grimm performed by Teatro Vivo 31 July-2
- Running - every Saturday 5km timed run for adults and
children 8 yrs+
- Walking - Organised walks part of Walking to
Health or if you prefer a self guided
walk in and around the park at your own leisure. Plus our
Recovery Walk on the first Sunday of every month at 11am and our
Dementia Walk and Talk every Thursday 11am, meet at Gardeners
Cottage Cafe by Valentines Mansion
- Valentines Mansion and Gardens, see what events and
activities we have coming up!
- New for summer 2014 Silver Wheels Roller
Disco from Monday 28 July-Sunday 31 August
- Outdoor Gym and Circuits every
Monday from 28 July-1 September 11.30am-12.30pm for 6-weeks
- Tennis coaching for 16 yrs plus 6 August-10 September 2pm-3pm
£25 for 6 wks
The Mayor of London’s Sports Facilities Fund has confirmed
Vision RCL has been successful in their application for
approximately £20,000 of funding for the conversion of one of
the disused tennis courts within Valentines Park (adjacent to Perth
Road), which will be converted into a Multi Use Games Area
(MUGA). This will include repairs to the surface and fencing where
necessary, the installation of two multi goals for basketball and
football, repainting of the surface with new lines and the
installation of a counter to track usage.
The park is open from 8am to dusk throughout the year.
For more details of exact closing times please download our
Parks Closing Times under related pages or alternatively
please check time boards at the entrance of each park.
From 1 October 2011 the following car parking charges apply:
- Up to 1 hour - 70p
- 1-2 hours - £1.30
- All day - £3.00
History of Valentines Park
The park was once the parkland of Valentines
Mansion a gentleman’s residence built in 1696. The landscape
reflects the changing tastes of the last three hundred years and
the main elements surviving today relate to the changes made to the
Mansion itself in the 1720s, the 1810s and the 1870s. During all
these periods, the house was in private ownership. The greatest
change was from 1912 when the whole estate became a public park and
began to be used by greater numbers of people than ever before.
The heritage value is of great importance in
terms of the survival of formal Rococo features in a suburban park
near the Central tube line, the M11 and the main London to Norfolk
If you have any further enquiries please contact Parks Development Team.