Activities Click to get info
- Open space
- Tennis courts
- Putting green
- Outdoor table tennis
- Multi use games area
- Fitness equipment
- Under 7s play area
- Under 12s play area
- Miniature railway operates on Sunday afternoons in the summer
Facilities Click to get info
Toilets: Yes (only when park keeper is on duty)
Area: 5.36 hectares
Location and transport Click to get info
Location: The Ridgeway, Old Church Road, Chingford E4
Tube/train: Chingford Station
Tube/train distance to park: 25 minutes walk, 3/4 mile
Buses: 397, 215, 97
Walt Disney Story as passed down from member to member Click to get info
Walt Disney was a very keen miniature railway enthusiast and had his own 71/4 inch miniature railway at his home in USA. One day whilst visiting London on business and as he had completed his work asking his chauffeur if he knew of any miniature railways in London, the chauffeur brought Walt Disney to Ridgeway Park in Chingford. That day the park was holding the Chingford Day celebration we believe the year was 1954. Walt Disney drove trains around the track and allowed the press to take some photographs and had a good time.
When the public heard that Walt Disney was visiting the railway everybody rushed to see him, just as the Mayor of Chingford was about to open the celebration which he did almost on his own.
Information provided by the Chingford and District Model Engineering Club
For more information and sports pitch hire Click to get info
Green Gym Click to get info
These free sessions enable volunteers to get physically fit while improving the local environment. There are a range of practical tasks that are both interesting and fun and the opportunity to work with people with similar interests. Examples include wildflower and bulb planting, creation of hedgerows and building raised beds.
Time: Sessions from 10.00 - 13.00
Meeting point: Park keepers hut in Ridgeway Park at 09.45
What to wear: Sturdy footwear and appropriate clothes for the weather conditions
Refreshments: Feel free to bring a packed lunch, however, hot drinks and bananas provided.
If this is your first time please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0208 533 8022
All sessions are run by The Conservation Volunteers, contact details below: