Ridgeway Park

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Information about Ridgeway Park.

The park was awarded Green Flag status in 2011 in recognition of its high standards. 

Activities Click to get info

  • Open space
  • Tennis courts
  • Putting green
  • Outdoor table tennis
  • Multi use games area
  • Fitness equipment
  • Pentanque
  • Under 7s play area
  • Under 12s play area
  • Miniature railway operates on Sunday afternoons in the summer

Facilities Click to get info

Toilets: Yes

Ward(s): Endlebury

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 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

You will find information about our standards, booking sports facilities, open space and pavilion hire.

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.  

Days: Tuesdays
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: gg-waltham-forest@tcv.org.uk or phone: 0208 533 8022

All sessions are run by The Conservation Volunteers, contact details below: 
http://www.tcv.org.uk/london/green-gym-london/waltham-forest-green-gym

Contact Click to get info

Green Space Service
Room 100
Waltham Forest Town Hall
Forest Road
London
E17 4JF

Telephone: 020 8496 3000
Email: wfdirect@walthamforest.gov.uk