Parks and green spaces

Other parks and green spaces

There are a number of other parks and green spaces in Newham which we do not look after, but which are well worth a visit. You can find details of them below.

Arc in the Park

Hermit Road Recreation Ground
Bethell Avenue
Canning Town
E16 4JT

Lee Valley Regional Park

The park is managed by the Lee Valley Park Authority and partly funded by us.

Lee Valley Regional Park is London's biggest open space, stretching 26 miles from Hertfordshire, through Essex, north and east London to the Thames. The Park blends nature reserves and country parks with first rate sports venues, a number of which are very close to Newham.

For more information visit the Lee Valley Regional Park website. (External link)  

Outdoors in the city

Canning Town Recreation Ground

Freemasons Road
Canning Town
E16 3PY

A centre that offers a huge range of outdoor activities including abseiling, zip wires, archery, bush craft, high ropes, orienteering, parachute games and rock climbing.

Thames Barrier Park

For more information visit the government's website

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is now open for visitors to explore its 560 acres of parkland, waterways, venues and attractions.

For information about events, opening times and how to get to the park, visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park website.

Wanstead Flats

A large open grassland in the south of Epping Forest that borders Forest Gate and Manor Park. The Flats are an ideal place for sports, picnics and enjoying nature.

The space is managed by the Corporation of London. Find out more about Wanstead Flats. 

West Ham Park

West Ham Park, the largest park in the borough, has been owned and maintained by the City of London Corporation since 1874.

Find out about the facilities and sports on offer at West Ham Park