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South Park, Ilford

(4.2/5 based on 25 reviews on the web)
South Park is an Edwardian park to the South of Ilford, North-East London. It is one of the largest open spaces in the London Borough of Redbridge. It has recently been awarded Green Flag status.GeographyThe park is a 13.5 hectare park on former farmland which was sold to Ilford Council in 1899 for £11,200. The park opened to the public on 10 May 1902. It contains a number of large trees, a lake which is fed by Loxford Water and leisure facilities including Tennis courts and Football pitches.WildlifeThe park provides a home to a number of wildlife species, including mallard ducks, Canada geese and bats.In 2011, a new Wildlife Education & Information Centre was opened in the old boat house as a partnership between the London Borough of Redbridge and the South Park User Group.Surrounding areaThe area around the park has become known as South Park and the nearby primary school, the catchment area of which covers a large part of the south of Redbridge, is known as South Park Primary School.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A wonderful Park which is a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of the A13. Has its own free car park with plenty of car spaces as well.  more »
  • Lovely local park with facilities for all the family. There is a popular outdoor gym as well as basketball and tennis courts, large open green for football and paths for walking and cycling. There's a...  more »
  • The park is on formal farmland. Its small and cosy. There is greenery and wildlife is abundant - ducks, geese, swans and more. Would recommend all.  more »
Google
  • Really nice park with swings and slides that are not busy. My kids love it
  • Well maintained park. Many thing available for children. Full of greenery.
  • Nice place if you want to relax and feed the ducks :)
  • Lovely and quiet, ducks,exercise equipment, 2 kids playground.
  • It's a fairly lovely park