Newham

Find your local park

Parks and open spaces in Newham that we look after.

We are responsible for looking after the parks and open spaces however all activities, including sport and court bookings are managed by activeNewham.

If you have any enquiries about getting active in our parks please visit the activeNewham website or call 0844 414 2728.​​

Stratford Park

Abbey Gardens

Bakers Row
E15 3NF

Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 262, 276, 473, 69, 241
Docklands Light Railway: Abbey Road

For more information visit www.abbeygardens.org or email mail@abbeygardens.org
 

Facilities and features

  • Community garden open to visitors
 
 

Abbey Lane Open Space

Abbey Lane
E15 2RP

Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk

Buses: 108, 25, 276, 339, 425, D8, N8
Docklands Light Railway: Abbey Road or Pudding Mill Lane
Tube: Stratford (1 mile)
 

Facilities and features

  • Play area suitable for all abilities
  • Outdoor gym equipment
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment
 
 

Barking Road Recreation Ground

Barking Road
East Ham
E6 2LW
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 5, 238, 300, 325
Nearest tube: East Ham (three quarters of a mile)
 

Facilities and features 

  • Five-a-side football goal (one) on site for casual use
  • Flower beds
  • Multi-use games area
  • Play area
  • Trim trail
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment.
 
 

Beckton District Park

North park: Tollgate Road, Beckton, E16 3SW
South park: Stansfeld Road, Beckton, E6 5LT
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 262, 300, 376
Docklands Light Railway: Royal Albert
 

Facilities and features

  • Basketball court (north)
  • Cycle route 
  • Five-a-side football goal (one) on site for casual use
  • Football pitches with changing rooms - for information on how to book visit the activeNewham website 
  • Fishing (north) ( by licence only)
  • Lake (north) and pond (south) access limited for wheelchairs
  • Play areas (north and south)
  • Public toilets (north)
  • Tree trail
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment
  • Woodland.
 
 

Brampton Park

Masterman Road
East Ham
E6 3LB
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
Bus: 104 


Facilities and features

  • Multi-use games area
  • Paddling pool and water pump (open May to September dependent on local conditions)
  • Play area
  • Table tennis
  • Trim trail
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment
 
 

Canning Town Recreation Ground

Prince Regent Lane
Custom House
E16 3PB
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 147, 325, 473, 241, 300
Tube: Canning Town (half mile)
Docklands Light Railway: Prince Regent, Custom House
 

Facilities and features

  • Ashburton Wood (nature trail located nearby)
  • Cycle speedway
  • Five-a-side football goal (one) on site for casual use
  • Floodlit multi-use games court area
  • Flower beds
  • Mini orchard
  • Multi-use games court
  • Outdoors in the City
  • Play area, including sand
  • Sensory garden opposite Outdoors in the City
  • Tennis courts
  • Trim trail
  • Wheelchair access, including paddling pool
  • Wildflower meadow.
 
 

Central Park

High Street South
East Ham
E6 6ET
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 5, 15, 58, 101, 104, 147, 300,
Tube: East Ham (half a mile)
 

Facilities and features

  • Basketball practice hoop 
  • Bowling green and bowls club - for more information visit the activeNewham website
  • Flower beds
  • Friends of Central Park
  • History trail
  • History boards in Café in the park
  • Ornamental pond fountain
  • Play area, including water
  • Public toilets (in cafe)
  • Tennis courts
  • Tree trail
  • Wheelchair access including some play equipment
 
 

Chandos Road Open Space

Chandos Road
E15 1DZ
 
Opening hours: open access

Buses: 58, 308, 69, 97, 158
Tube: Leyton (half a mile)
 

Facilities and features

  • Five-a-side football goal (one) on site for casual use
  • Play area
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment.
 
 

Cundy Road Open Space

Victoria Dock Road
Canning Town
E16 3DL
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 147, 325, 473, 241
Docklands Light Railway: Prince Regent, Custom House
 

Facilities and features

  • Fenced pond
  • Five-a-side football goal (one) on site for casual use
  • Play area
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment.
 
 

East Ham Nature Reserve

East Ham Nature Reserve
Norman Road
East Ham
E6 4HN

Opening hours: every day from 8am to 7.30pm
 
Buses: 101, 104, 300, 474
DLR: Beckton

Visit the East Ham Nature Reserve page on the activeNewham website for more information.
 
 

Forest Lane Park

Magpie Close
Forest Lane
Forest Gate
E7 9DF
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 58, 308, 330
Rail: Forest Gate, Maryland
 

Facilities and features

  • Dipping pond
  • Forest Lane Lodge with car park and toilets (available for hire - contact activeNewham on 0844 414 2728) 
  • Five-a-side football goals on site for casual use (one)
  • Lake
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Picnic tables
  • Play area including sand
  • Small orchard and woodland
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment
  • Wildflower meadow (spring and summer)
  • Wildlife friendly raised bed garden.
 
 

Gooseley Playing Fields

St Alban's Avenue
East Ham
E6 6HU
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 101, 104, 173, 300
 

Facilities and features

  • Drinking fountain
  • Floodlit multi-use games area
  • Play area including sand and water
  • Public toilets
  • Tennis courts
  • Trim trail
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment
 
 

Hermit Road Recreation Ground

Hermit Road
Plaistow
E16 4JT
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 5, 15, 69, 241, 276, 330, 300, 474
Tube: Plaistow, West Ham (half mile)
Docklands Light Railway: Canning Town
 

Facilities and features

  • Five-a-side football goal (one) on site for casual use
  • Play area, including water
  • Tennis courts
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment.
 

Keir Hardie Recreation Ground

Tarling Road
E16 1LQ
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 147, 241
Tube: Canning Town
Rail: Custom House
Docklands Light Railway: Royal Victoria
 

Facilities and features

  • Five-a-side football goal (one) on site for casual use
  • Floodlit multi-use games area
  • Play area including sand and water
  • Trim trail
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment.
 
 

King George V Park

King George's Avenue
Custom House
E16 3HR
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 473, 147, 300
Rail: Custom House
Docklands Light Railway: Prince Regent
 

Facilities and features

  • Picnic area
  • Play area
  • Small woodland
  • Wheelchair access
  • Five a side goal (one) on site for casual use.
 
 

Lister Gardens

Upper Road
Plaistow
E13 0DR
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 69, 241, 262, 473
Tube: Plaistow
 

Facilities and features

  • Floodlit multi-use games area
  • Flower beds
  • Play area
  • Wheelchair access
 
 

Little Ilford Park

Church Road
Manor Park
E12 6JT
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 25, 86, 551, 147
Rail: Ilford
 

Facilities and features

  • Flower beds
  • Five-a-side football goal (one) on site for casual use
  • Football pitch (no changing rooms) - for information on how to book visit the activeNewham website
  • Floodlit multi-use games court
  • Play area, including sand and water
  • Tennis courts
  • Trim trail
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment
  • Wildflower meadow and woodland.
 
 

Lyle Park

Bradfield Road
Silvertown
E16 2AX
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 69, 474
Docklands Light Railway: West Silvertown
 

Facilities and features

  • Changing rooms
  • Football pitch with changing rooms - for information on how to book visit the activeNewham website
  • Multi-use games area
  • Play area
  • Tennis courts
  • Wheelchair access is limited in parts of the park
 
 

May Green

Watson Street
E13 9AE
Opening hours: open access
 
Buses: 262, 473, 241, 325, 678
Tube: Upton Park
 

Facilities and features

  • Play area
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment
 
 

Memorial Recreation Ground

Memorial Avenue
Stratford
E13 0HQ 
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 69, 276
Rail: West Ham Tube: West Ham
 

Facilities and features

  • Changing rooms
  • Five-a-side football goal (one) on site for casual use
  • Seven-a-side football goals (two) on site for casual use
  • Floodlit multi-use games area
  • Floodlit football and rugby pitches - book through East London Community Sports Association (ELCSA) by phoning 07778355580 or emailing bas43@btinternet.com
  • Grassroots Resource Centre
  • Play area including sand
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment.

East London Rugby Football Club

The club is also available for hire and offers:
  • space for 100 people
  • use of the kitchen or catering services
  • use of a 60 space car park
  • professional event management
  • an ideal location - just a two minute walk from West Ham Station.
For more information and bookings, contact the centre manager, Alison Davenport on 07780185205 or by email eastlondonrugbyclub@hotmail.com.
 
 

New Beckton Park

Savage Gardens
East Ham
E6 5NB
Buses: 101, 300, 678
Docklands Light Railway: Beckton
 

Facilities and features

  • Football pitch (no changing rooms) - for information on how to book visit the activeNewham website
  • Multi-use games court
  • Play area including sand
  • Rugby pitch (no changing rooms) - for information on how to book visit the activeNewham website
  • Tennis court
  • Wheelchair access including some play equipment
 
 

New City Green

New City Road
E13 9LW

Opening hours: open access
 
Buses: 5, 115, 147, 330
Tube: Upton Park (half mile)
  • Play area suitable for all abilities
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment
 
 

Newham City Farm

Newham City Farm
Stansfeld Road
E6 5LT
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 300, 376, 262
DLR: Royal Albert

Visit the Newham City Farm pages for more information, including opening hours.
 
 

Odessa Road Open Space

Odessa Road
E7 9BL
Opening hours: open access
 
Buses: 308, 58, 330
Rail: Forest Gate & Wanstead Park
 

Facilities and features

  • Play area
  • Multi use games area
  • Wheelchair access
 
 

Plaistow Park

Greengate Street
Plaistow
E13 0BD
Opening Hours: Normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 5, 15, 15b, 147, 241, 262, 276, 325, 330, 473 (262 is the closest bus route) 
Tube: Plaistow (half a mile)
 

Facilities and features

  • Five-a-side football goal (one) on site for casual use
  • Multi-use games area
  • Play area including sand pit
  • Paddling pool and water jet feature
  • Wheelchair access including some play equipment.
 
 

Plashet Park

Plashet Grove
Forest Gate
E6 1DQ
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 101, 104, 147, 238, 300, 325
Tube: East Ham
 

Facilities and features

  • Bowling green - for latest details on Bowling Taster Sessions for Beginners and the Forever Young Project email cn.manorpark@newham.gov.uk
  • Cafeteria Tuesdays to Sundays, offers a range of refreshments - for opening times see noticeboards
  • Floodlit cricket nets and games court
  • Flower beds
  • Multi-use games court
  • Play area including water
  • Tai Chi - meet at the Café, Tuesdays 11am - 12pm
  • Tennis
  • Walking Yoga - meet at the Café, Fridays 10-11am
  • Wheelchair access
Plashet Park welcomes Newham residents to get outdoors, get active and get social in their local area. Improvements to the park include new paths, meadow areas, ornamental planting, a better play area, and a new toilet block to help everyone enjoy their local park.

Plashet Park has been enjoyed by local people for over 120 years and this history is celebrated in the features and activities happening in the park today. 

Alongside a range of sports facilities including cricket, tennis and bowling, the park benefits from large areas of open space and a newly refurbished café. Interpretation boards help park visitors learn about the heritage of the park, and an exciting activity programme is supporting the local community to enjoy Plashet Park on many levels. These include activities for young children such as the Little Grubs environmental project, volunteer gardening for adults, and healthy living sessions such as Walking Yoga, Tai Chi, and Bowling for Beginners.

Newham Council is working together with activeNewham to support local residents in making their park the best place to go for a whole range of experiences. As well as heritage initiatives, we are looking at how the park can be the backdrop for art installation and community performances.

And if you have a great idea to start something new for people to do, Plashet Park might just be an excellent place to give it a go! Simply speak to the park's team by emailing cn.manorpark@newham.gov.uk​


Park Watch - help keep our park safe for everyone

Plashet Park is a great place for everyone to relax, and enjoy the various sports and leisure facilities. Help us keep it that way.

How to Contact us to Report Problems

All reports of anti-social behaviour or harassment are taken seriously and will be treated as confidential by the Police and Newham Council.
  • ​​Report anti-social behaviour concerns to Newham Council on 020 8430 2000 or online at my.newham.gov.uk​
  • Criminal activity can be reported anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 
  • Non-emergency activity can be reported to the police through the non-emergency by calling 101
  • Love Newham is our free smartphone app and website that allows you to report environmental issues directly to the Council. Report damage or where repairs are need in the park at www.newham.gov.uk/lovenewham or search for Love Newham in your app store
  • REMEMBER - If you feel you are in immediate danger, please dial 999 
For more information contact the Manor Park team on 020 3373 0858 or email cn.manorpark@newham.gov.uk​


 

Priory Park

Grangewood Street
East Ham
E6 1QZ
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
Bus: 5, 15, 58, 104, 147, 330, 376
Tube: Upton Park
 

Facilities and features

  • Five-a-side football goal (one) on site for casual use
  • Floodlit multi-use games court
  • Play area including sand and water
  • Wheelchair access including some play equipment.
 
 

Rathbone Street Open Space

Tant Avenue
E16 1ET
 
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 5, 69, 115, 276, 300, 330, 474, 541
Docklands Light Railway and Tube: Canning Town
 

Facilities and features

  • Floodlit multi-use games area
  • Wheelchair access
 
 

Royal Victoria Gardens

Pier Road
Off Albert Road
North Woolwich
E16 2NW
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 101, 474, 473
Docklands Light Railway: King George V, Gallions Reach (half a mile)
 

Facilities and features

  • Riverside park
  • Bowling green
  • Flower beds
  • Floodlit multi-use games court
  • Play area
  • Paddling pool
  • Tennis
  • Public toilets
  • Wheelchair access including some play equipment
 
 

Sandal Street Play Area

Sandal Street
E15 3NN
 
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 262, 276, 473, 69, 241, 104, 238
Rail, Docklands Light Railway & Tube: Stratford (half mile)
 

Facilities and features

  • Floodlit multi use games area
  • Play area
  • Wheelchair access
 
 

Saville Road Games Court

Saville Road
E16 2DS

Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 473, 474
Docklands Light Railway: London City Airport
  • Floodlit multi use games area
  • Wheelchair access
  • Play area
 
 

Star Park

Star Lane
West Ham
E16
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 

Facilities and features

  • Floodlit multi-use games court
  • Football pitch (informal with no changing rooms)
  • Play area and sand pit
  • Wheelchair access including some play equipment
 
 

Stratford Park

West Ham Lane
Stratford
E15 4PT
Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 69, 104, 238, 241, 262, 276, 473
Rail: Stratford
Tube: Stratford
Docklands Light Railway: Stratford
 

Facilities and features

  • Bowling green
  • Basketball
  • Changing rooms - for information on how to book visit the activeNewham website
  • Floodlit five-a-side football pitch (all weather surface with canopy)
  • Floodlit multi-use games court
  • Floodlit tennis court
  • Netball court
  • Play area
  • Paddling pool
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Wheelchair access including some play equipment
 
 

Valetta Grove Open Space

Valetta Grove
E13 0JR

Opening hours: normally dawn to dusk
 
Buses: 262, 241, 69, 473
Tube: Plaistow
 

Facilities and features

  • Fully accessible play area
  • Wheelchair access, including some play equipment
  • Multi use games area

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