Lloyd Park

Information about Lloyd Park.

Lloyd Park was restored in 2012 with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. You can now enjoy new facilities, discover the park's fascinating heritage and benefit from it's tranquil green spaces.

Opening times Click to get info

  • Park Cafe The cafe is open from 9am-5pm daily
  • William Morris Gallery The Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm

Location and transport Click to get info

  • 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, half 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 (please contact the Gallery in advance if you'd like to use these 020 8496 4390). Some of the streets surrounding the park have Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs)

Facilities Click to get info

  • Cafe In the Aveling Centre (closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day). Contact ledelicee17@yahoo.co.uk
  • Toilets Available during cafe opening hours, includes accessible toilet and baby change. In the Aveling Centre
  • 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, see our Tennis page for more information or email sports.dev@walthamforest.gov.uk
  • 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 areas View our Dog Map and Dog Control Orders to get full information on dogs in Lloyd Park
  • 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, please email ledelicee17@yahoo.co.uk for further information and bookings
  • Winns Gallery (Aveling Centre) To enquire about exhibiting, please email ledelicee17@yahoo.co.uk
  • Community bowls pavilion Available for hire, please contact Judy or Cathy: greenspace.hire@walthamforest.gov.uk or 020 8496 3000
  • Lloyd Park studios There are six artist studios in the Aveling Centre. Current artists are: Raewyn HarrisonLinda GreenPhilip AtkinsonJonathan O’Dea, Val Gillen, Pen Dalton, Susan Royle and Lorraine Huddle For further information, please email emma.mcgovern@walthamforest.gov.uk our Cultural Programme Officer.
  • William Morris Gallery The Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
  • Lloyd Park Children's Centre

Use the Lloyd Park map to help you find your way round (also available at every entrance). The Lloyd Park Access Guide is further down this page.

Events and activities Click to get info

Find out What's On in the park: we run events and activities for families, young people and adults.

To book the park for your own event, contact Judy Beaupierre: greenspace.hire@walthamforest.gov.uk

Access Click to get info

If you have access needs you might like to use the Lloyd Park Access Map and Lloyd Park Access Guide or the Lloyd Park map (also available at every entrance).

Friends of Lloyd Park Click to get info

Help support and improve your park, by joining the Friends of Lloyd Park

Volunteering Click to get info

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.

Schools programme Click to get info

Lloyd Park provides a variety of low-cost, curriculum-linked learning sessions and enables schools to deliver on Learning Outside the Classroom and Every Child Matters. The park is easily accessible and the learning facilities, resources and staff will enable you to enjoy stress-free out-of-school learning.

  • Contact Vicky Peet at The Conservation Volunteers for a copy of the Teachers' Guide and to find out more: 07870 678 571or v.peet@tcv.org.uk
  • 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 help you book a session in the park and the Gallery on the same day
  • Use the Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage animation film to support your learning. It's a creative and quirky way to learn more about the park (use it for History, Geography, Citizenship, ICT and Art & Design). You can view the film in the 'Lloyd Park films' section below
  • Find out about how we're being environmentally sustainable in the park

Spring and summer courses

City and Guilds level 1 award in Practical Horticultural Skills. Suitable for anyone wanting to gain basic horticultural skills, either to get work in the gardening sector or for your own enjoyment.

Delivered by an experienced and knowledgeable tutor from the Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service.

Discounted rates available for those on low incomes or benefits.

Email gardeninginthepark@gmail.com. To book and find out more about fees call one one of the borough’s adult learning centres on 020 8496 2974, 020 8496 1061 or 020 8496 1131 and quote (Spring course) LYG7613 and (Summer Course LYG7616)

Lloyd Park films Click to get info

January 2014: Lloyd Park Sharing Heritage

2011 Community Tree Planting Day

Senior Tai Chi Corner (every Sunday morning) - view a video of the class out on Aveling Fields and see what you could achieve. Further information and to book: info@daolu.co.uk 07713 152 999.

Memorial benches Click to get info

Find out more about having a memorial bench in Lloyd Park.

About Lloyd Park Click to get info

Lloyd Park was first opened by the Victorians on 28 July 1900. It was named in honour of the Lloyd family, who lived in Water House (now the William Morris Gallery). When they moved, the family gifted their land to the Council, with the condition that it be turned into a public park. The Council also bought additional land, in 1899 and 1912 (now Aveling Fields) and the park became the size it is today.

Prior to it being a park, Aveling Fields was farmland and today’s paths run along original field boundaries. The southern area of the park was private gardens for Water House; a gentleman’s country residence. Other famous inhabitants include William Morris; the gardens helped inspire his love of nature, which he expressed in his designs.

We can trace the history of the land as far back as the medieval period, when it’s thought the moat was built; originally to defend a house that would have been situated within it.

You can find out more about the park’s history, by looking at the twelve interpretation panels we have in the park. They’ve got lots of fascinating old photographs and maps of the park and beautiful William Morris inspired designs.

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

Your feedback Click to get info

You're welcome to contact us, if you have any feedback about Lloyd Park (good or bad).

Find out how we're doing by looking at our Feedback Summary.

If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service pc to log your request/report. Staff are available to support you if you need it.​​​​​​​

Contact Click to get info

Find out who to contact for your enquiry by looking at our Contacts list.

Lloyd Park Community
Email: christopher.patterson@walthamforest.gov.uk