Introducing Boot Camp Lite and Buggy Fitness with
You can now join our Boot Camp Lite sessions on Sundays and
Buggy Fitness sessions on Thursdays at Valentines Park as part
of our new outdoor pay as you go fitness programme;
Active Parks. Find
out more and get involved!
How to find Valentines Park
See Valentines Park on our map
Main entrance on Cranbrook Road, Ilford IG1 4LF
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
- Basketball Court
- Bowling Green
- Valentines Park Cafe by
- Gardener's Cottage Cafe by the Mansion
Cricket pitch for hire
- Diverse tree collection including a 300 year old field
- Guided tours
- Lake (Rowing boats for hire)
- Ornamental Gardens and Flower beds
- Outdoor gym
- Play tennis for free
- Public Toilets
- Spring and Summer flowering meadows
- Two Children's Play Areas
Features of historical and environmental interest
- the Heritage Lottery funded restored Valentines Mansion and
- prestigious mature trees
- ecologically important water bodies
- wide expanses of grassland
The park is important for local people and wildlife because of
its heritage landscape, local recreational resource
and diversity of habitats.
People's Choice Award - Top Ten Winner
Once again our premier park reached the top ten, out of
1582 green spaces, Valentines Park was voted 6th in the
country and 3rd in London in the
People's Choice Award 2015!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody
who voted and supported our parks. Voting will open again for 2016
from 1 September so remember to vote for us again.
Multi-Use Games Area
The Multi-Use Games Area in Valentines Park includes two multi
goals for basketball and football and is adjacent to the Perth Road
car park entrance. The installation was part funded by
the Football Foundation and Redbridge Council’s Olympic Legacy
Photo of former West Ham and Everton striker Tony Cottee
opening the new Multi-Use Games Area. Courtesy of the Ilford
Get Involved in our Parks and Open Spaces
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.
Pay and display 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.
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