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South Park, Ilford

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.1/5 based on 20+ 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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  • Always a lovely park, until they started growing weeds as you walk in from South Park terrace gates which look awful you can't just look straight over the lake anymore!!! you have kids being so rude a...  read more »
  • Good place to relax . Kid play area . Water front benches . Wildlife education and info centre . Nice place for family walks 
  • Whether you're walking the dog, exercising or entertaining the kids, this park has plenty of space and lots to do. There's a good green open space, Adult gym equipment area, 3 different kids play area...  read more »
  • Good park, peaceful. . Childhood memories
  • I would say it's a good park if there weren't so many rats. And there are stupid people that try to feed the birds which just brings more rats.
  • Very good par with lake and ducks
  • Great for kids
  • As an artist I often seek inspiration in nature. That's why I visit South Park. Many people dislike this particular park but I find its raw nature and imperfections really appealing. About the nudist that one of the commenters say he saw - I really doubt that actually happened because I go to South Park all the time and never have I seen such a thing. Personally for me this is a great place for relaxation and inspiration.
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