Ray Park is a large park which boasts a vast expanse of green
space. It benefits from a mature landscape and offers great space
for dog walking and leisurely strolls through the park and along
the River Roding which runs next to the park.
How to find
Ray Park on our map
Snakes Lane East
Woodford Green, IG8 7JQ
- Cricket pitch for hire
- Children's Play Area
- Football pitch for hire
- Play Tennis for free
- Ray Park Cafe
- Outdoor gym
- Orienteering course
- Sport in parks
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.
Car Parking charges
From 1 October 2011 the following car parking charges apply:
- Up to 1 hour - 70p
- 1-2 hours - £1.30
- All day - £3.00
Other Park information
Situated in a large residential area, the park is the hub,
offering a variety of activities for families. It’s a great space
for informal sport and has tennis courts and a full size football
The James Leal Centre
The James Leal Centre (formally known
as Ray Lodge) opened to the public in December
It’s a great spot from which you can explore the Roding Valley
and Ray Park. As a vital part of the wider community, high quality
training at low cost is offered to voluntary groups. Our Nature
Conservation Team are based at the centre offering talks, events
and information regarding nature and history, not just within
this area, but the whole of Redbridge.
The café in the centre offers high quality food and is open
Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday) from 9.30 am to dusk.
adiZone Outdoor Gym
In January 2010, the new adiZone outdoor gym, designed and
developed by adidas was opened just next to the James Leal
Centre. Inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic sports, this
new facility includes gym equipment, dance area, climbing wall and
basketball hoop and is completely free to use.
During 2009 the Ray Park Play Area was totally redesigned and
was recognised by the former Secretary of State for Children, Ed
Balls as a shining example of a good quality play design which
demonstrated good community involvement.
The young people from Ray Lodge School, situated next to the
park, helped create a design featuring mounds, Climbing poles,
tunnels, a sand pit with fossils, a huge space net and a
The new play area is made from natural materials.
Reeds will be planted by the sand to create the impression of a
dried river bed and there are quieter areas and planter seats for a
more sensory experience. Older equipment also remains providing an
extensive play area.