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Information about events and how to hire a park or open space
Last updated: 5 January 2023
Next review: 22 August 2023
Parks and open spaces in Waltham Forest hold a variety of events and activities for local residents. You can also hire our parks to hold your own event.
Here's where you can find what's going on in our local parks:
Lloyd Park: There are lots of activities in Lloyd Park for everyone to enjoy.
Leyton Jubilee Park: There are lots of activities in Leyton Jubilee Park for everyone to enjoy
Free sports activities: Benefit from lots of free sports activities in your parks, including health walks, Tai Chi, tennis, box fit, yoga and more.
Volunteering and Training: We offer a variety of volunteering and training opportunities in our parks; get fit, feel part of your community and help improve our parks.
A number of parks and open spaces within Waltham Forest can be hired by members of the public and outside organisations to hold events and activities. All events, no matter what size, must first be booked through the Greenspace Hire Team and can only proceed once written permission has been received.
To hire a park or open space for an event here is our step by step guide:
Any Friends Groups wishing to run activities in our parks, needs to complete our Friends of Parks Activity Hire Form (PDF).
To hire a building/pavilion within Waltham Forest Parks please email Greenspace.Hire@walthamforest.gov.uk direct to make your booking these include:
To hire the Aveling Centre Community Room at Lloyd Park (seats 30; next to play area, toilets and café; extras such as catering, occasion cakes and overhead projector available) contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Great for kids' birthday parties, meetings, or for anyone wanting to run classes, workshops, community or children's activities.
Wedding photos are permitted to be taken free of charge in our parks, however there are certain conditions which must be adhered to.
Please email us at email@example.com giving us your name and address, email, contact number, name of the park and the date and time you wish to be there. This is to avoid any clash of events or disruption to maintenance works being carried out in the park.
Join your local Friends of Parks group, to enjoy activities including gardening, nature conservation and community events.
We offer City & Guilds Gardening Training courses and one-off gardening and practical nature conservation workshops in our parks. Visit the Adult Learning website.