- New outdoor gym: Lloyd Park now has an outdoor gym. Unlike indoor gyms, it's free to use. It's next to the basketball practice areas on Aveling Fields. Equipment includes: bikes, treadmill, crosstrainer, double lat pull down/shoulder press, double chest press/seated row and double pull up/assisted pull up. There is equipment suitable for seniors and all equipment has instructions.
- Muddy play area: Apologies that the new play area is so muddy; we're looking into why this is. It will either be because the soil has been compacted (during the works to build it), or because it's a naturally marshy area (and therefore land drains need to be installed). If it's compacted, this usually improves over time, and we can speed up the process by creating perforations in the soil. If land drains are required, the play area would have to be closed. This is not something we would do until autumn/winter, when the play area is used less.
- New trees: 450 local school children and students planted over 400 new trees in March 2013, on the mounds in the nature area. They're native trees, which are particularly good for wildlife. Find out more. You can also view the short film of the 2011 Community Tree Planting Day.
- Outdoor Gym coming soon: The council is funding the installation of an outdoor gym in Lloyd Park; unlike indoor gyms it'll be free to use! It'll be installed by the Great Outdoor Gym Company and will go next to the basketball practice areas on the Fields. Equipment will include: bikes, treadmill, crosstrainer, double lat pull down/shoulder press, double chest press/seated row and double pull up/assisted pull up. There will be equipment suitable for seniors and all equipment has instructions. The installation of the gym has been slightly delayed and we now hope to have it in by the end of April.
- Water Play: During the winter we have to turn off the water play equipment. This is so the water pipes don't freeze and burst. They'll be turned on again in spring, when there is no longer a risk of freezing weather.
- Minibeast Hotel & Stag Beetle Loggery: The park now has some fantastic new homes for minibeasts. The Hotel is inspired by William Morris and his love of repeating patterns; it provides lots of warm/dry places for insects etc to over-winter. The Loggery provides the deadwood that stag beetle larvae need to feed on and grow into magnificent adult beetles. Both can be found in the new nature area and were built by the local community
- Lloyd Park Young Champions: The Young Champions are a group of 13-19 year-olds, who meet twice monthly to develop park events for young people and get skills and experience for their CVs. They're planning sports, music, arts activities & more and are welcoming new members
Lloyd Park The park is open from 7.30am Monday-Saturday and 9am Sunday. Closing times are:
- January: 5pm
- February: 6pm
- March: 8.30pm
- April-August: 10pm
- September-October: 8.30pm
- November-December: 5pm
The park is staffed until sunset.
Cafe in the Park The cafe's opening times are:
- April-September: Mon-Sat 8.30am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm
- October-March: Mon-Sat 8.30am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm
William Morris Gallery The Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.
- Address: Lloyd Park is off Forest Road in Walthamstow, E17
- Entrances: Forest Road, Winns Terrace x2, Winns Avenue, Brettenham Road, Aveling Park Road, Cazenove Road and Bedford Road x2
- Tube/train: Walthamstow Central (overground train and Victoria line) 15 minutes walk, ½ mile
- Bus: 123, 34, 97, 215, 275, 357 all run nearby
- Bicycle: There are cycle racks near the Forest Road Gate, tennis courts, Winns Avenue Gate, play area and basketball courts. Their locations are marked on maps that can be found at every gate
- Car: There is a Pay & Display car park next to the main park entrance on Forest Road. It's accessed from Bedford Road (off Forest Road).There is one disabled bay. There are further disabled bays just inside the Forest Road entrance, near the William Morris Gallery. Some of the streets surrounding the park have Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs)
- Cafe Opening hours are detailed in the Opening Times section of this page
- Toilets Available during cafe opening hours, includes accessible toilet and baby change
- Play area A range of equipment for all ages and abilities, includes sandpit
- Natural play area Climbing logs, on Aveling Fields
- Outdoor gym Free, range of equipment, all with instructions for use
- Tennis courts Three courts, play for free, no booking required
- Basketball courts Two practice courts, play for free, no booking required
- Outdoor table tennis Two tables, play for free, no booking required, bring your own bats & balls
- Skate Park Suitable for all abilities
- Grass bowling green and synthetic bowling green
- Formal gardens The William Morris Garden and original terraced gardens
- Moat and island
- Fields Open space for games and picnics
- Nature area
- Dogs off-lead area
- Park keepers office Two park keepers on duty every day (during daylight hours). There is also a Head Gardener, Apprentice Gardener and a Community Project Co-ordinator dedicated to the park
- Community room (Aveling Centre) Available for hire. Contact Tracey Hyllam: Tracey.Hyllam@waltham.ac.uk 020 8501 8402
- Winns Gallery (Aveling Centre)
- Community bowls pavilion Available for hire at £18.80 per hour. Contact Judy Beaupierre: firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8496 3000
- Artist studios Available for hire. Contact Tracey Hyllam:Tracey.Hyllam@waltham.ac.uk 020 8501 8402
- William Morris Gallery The Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
- Lloyd Park Children's Centre
Lloyd Park has a map at every gate, so you can find your way round. The Lloyd Park Access Guide is further down this page.
Lloyd Park has recently undergone restoration works. Find out more about the restoration works.
Events and activities
Find out What's On in the park: we run events and activities for families, young people and adults.
Friends of Lloyd Park
Help support and improve your park, by joining the Friends of Lloyd Park
There’s a variety of flexible volunteering opportunities in Lloyd Park. Gain new skills and experience, meet new people, give to your community, improve your health, or just have fun. Meet other Lloyd Park volunteers and see what they've got from it.
Lloyd Park provides a variety of curriculum-linked learning sessions and enables schools to deliver on Learning Outside the Classroom and Every Child Matters. The park is easily accessible and we hope the learning facilities, resources and staff will enable you to enjoy stress-free out-of-school learning.
- All sessions are free until end of March 2013
- Everything we offer is in the Lloyd Park Teacher's Guide
- Read our Lifelong Learning Policy; it includes our commitments to quality, accessibility & safety
- The William Morris Gallery sits in Lloyd Park and offers its own exciting schools programme. If you'd like to make the most of your trip out of school, we can offer you a session in the park and one in the Gallery on the same day
- Find out about how we're trying to be environmentally sustainable in the park
Find out more about having a memorial bench in Lloyd Park.
About Lloyd Park
Formerly known as Winns Playing Fields, Lloyd Park was part of an extensive estate with fields scattered in many parts of the borough. In 1898 the family of Edward Lloyd gave the Water House, once the home of William Morris, together with the grounds, to the Walthamstow Urban District Council.
The park was opened on 28 July 1900 and was renamed Lloyd Park in Edward Lloyd's memory.
To commemorate the centenary of Lloyd Park, a time capsule was buried in the lawn outside the William Morris Gallery on 28 July 2000.
Ward(s): William Morris/Chapel End
Area: 12.5 hectares
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