Parks and open spaces

Arts, parks and leisure


COVID-19 update

Thank you to all residents for their responsible use of our parks during this time. We appreciate your patience.

From Monday 29 March, residents can meet outdoors either in a group of six, or in a group of any size from up to two households. Parks in Waltham Forest remain open for you to use. Please continue to use our parks responsibly and follow the National Guidance around social distancing requirement from other groups of people.

Playgrounds and outdoor gym equipment are available for general use. However, we would ask that the public follow the below guidelines for their safety:

  • Do not use this equipment if you, or anyone in your household, has coronavirus symptoms, or if you are clinically vulnerable
  • Practice good hygiene: Only use this equipment if you have hand sanitiser to wash your hands with before and after use. Avoid touching your face.
  • Keep your distance. Wait a safe distance away until the equipment is safe to use.
  • Do not litter: If you are wearing disposable PPE, place in litter bins or take it home with you.
  • Gym equipment should only be used by one person at a time.
  • Avoid busy times and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water when you get home

We know how important parks are to everyone, so please continue to use parks in a responsible manner:

  • Follow the current social distancing requirements with those outside your group
  • Do not litter - take your rubbish home with you if bins are full
  • Do not gather in large groups
  • Do not have BBQs
  • Comply with opening hours

Tennis courts are currently in use. You can book on Play Tennis Waltham Forest website.

Abbotts Park Road, Leyton, E10 
Information about allotments and fees  
Have your say on the Pollinator Action Plan
Oliver Road, Leyton, E10
Information about events and how to hire a park or open space
Information about fishing in Waltham Forest
Information about parks, open spaces and children's play areas
Kitchener Road, Walthamstow, E17
Birch Grove, Leytonstone, E11 
Seymour Road, Leyton E10
Winns Avenue, Walthamstow, E17
Chingford Mount Road, Chingford, E4
A list of parks, children's playgrounds and open spaces
Old Church Road, Chingford, E4