Find your local park

Find your local park

We are lucky to have so many lovely parks and open spaces in Newham. You can find out about the facilities available, including sports activities on our activeNewham website.

On this page, you can find out about our parks, and where to find them.

activeNewham website 

Local parks

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 [email protected]

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

Map showing Barking Road Recreation Ground

  • 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

Map showing Beckton District Park

  • 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

Map showing Brampton Park

  • 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

Map showing Canning Town Recreation Ground

  • 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 (External link) 
  • 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

Map showing Central Park

  • 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

Map showing Cundy Road Open Space

  • 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

Forest Lane Park

Magpie Close
Forest Lane
Forest Gate
E7 9DF

Map showing Forest Lane Park

  • 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

Map showing Gooseley Playing Fields

  • 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

Map showing Hermit Road Recreation Ground

  • 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

Map showing Keir Hardie Recreation Ground

  • 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

Map showing King George V Park

  • 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

Map showing Lister Gardens

  • 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

Map showing Little Ilford Park

  • 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

Map showing Lyle Park

  • 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

Map showing May Green

  • 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

Map showing Memorial Recreation Ground

  • 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 [email protected]
  • 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 [email protected].

New Beckton Park

Savage Gardens
East Ham
E6 5NB

Map showing New Beckton Park

  • 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)

Facilities and features

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

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

Map showing Odessa Road Open Space

  • 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

Map showing Plaistow Park

  • 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

Map showing Plashet Park

  • 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 [email protected]
  • 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 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.

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 [email protected]

Priory Park

Grangewood Street
East Ham
E6 1QZ

Map showing Priory Park 

  • 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

Map showing Royal Victoria Gardens

  • 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

Facilities and features

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

Star Park

Star Lane
West Ham
E16

Map showing Star Park

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

Map showing Stratford Park

  • 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