|Harold Wood Park
||3 Brinsmead Rd, Romford
||Harold Wood was once part of the royal hunting ground, with a small hamlet on the edge of the forest. Housing development in the area began after the Great Eastern Railway opened a small halt here in 1868. Land was initially donated to Hornchurch UDC in 1934 for use as Harold Wood Cricket Ground, which had existed since 1896. It later formed part of Harold Wood Park. The park was gradually provided with recreational facilities including football, lacrosse, cricket and tennis, a paddling pool and putting green. The park was 'well-provided with trees'; the River Ingrebourne runs north / south through the park, with a small bridge connecting the west side, where the majority of sports facilities are, to the east side and its 18-hole miniature golf course and pond.
|Westland's Playing Fields
||London Road , Romford
||Westlands Playing Fields, which are situated on the south side of London Road, immediately west of St. Edwards School. The site is relatively flat and consists of predominantly open green playing fields. In the north eastern corner of the site is an existing parking area accessed from London Road. To the north is a double height sports pavilion building together with a single storey WC block and a store building
|Harrow Lodge Park
||Harrow Lodge is one of the largest parks in the borough and also one of the most popular due to the facilities provided. There are several car parks located throughout the park allowing easy access. The River Ravensbourne cuts a path through the park before entering the first of two large mature lakes, one of which is used for boating. Other facilities include a cafe, 2 playsites with inclusive play equipment and multi-use ball courts (at either end of the park) and tennis courts. The park is used by the resident clubs for cricket and hockey and local teams can also hire football pitches. Set inside the park at its northern boundary is Hornchurch Sports Centre; a popular location for major events including the Havering Show and visiting fairgrounds.
||Car parking at the sports centre, at Warren Drive, and at opposite the health centre at Upper Rainham Road.
||Elm Park underground station (District Line). Buses 165, 248, 252, 365, and 372.
||Vehicle access: Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch. RM11 1JR, Warren Drive, Elm Park. RM12 4QU, Upper Rainham Road, Elm Park. RM12 4EZ. Pedestrian access: Hornchurch Road, Abbs Cross Lane, Laburnum Avenue, Albany Road (Hornchurch), Warrens Drive, Upper Rainham Road (Elm Park)
||Main Rd, Romford
||A large landscaped park originally designed by Sir Humphry Repton, consisting of a lake, sports facilities, cafe, and large playsite with inclusive play equipment. It was awarded a Green Flag award for 2014-15. It is the site of the annual open air theatre as well as host to various music events held at the bandstand. A popular park for families with a variety of areas to cater for all tastes. The park is part of a route from Romford town centre to Bedfords Park in the north of the borough, via Rise Park.
||No car park.
||174 and 498 buses.
||There are several entrances to Raphael Park: Pedestrian access 1. Main Road, Romford. RM2 5EB. 2. Lake Rise, Romford. RM1 4EE. 3. Brook Road, Gidea Park. RM2 5QT. 4. Parkway, Gidea Park. RM2 5PL. 5. Gidea Close, Gidea Park. RM2 5NP. You can view these locations in Google Maps.
||<div>A very popular park that enjoys an open aspect onto Corbets Tey Road (Upminster High Street).<br><br></div><div><br>The park has achieved Green Flag status since 2007 and is well landscaped.<br><br></div><div><br>For those wishing to walk there are good tree lined pathways and spaced benches for sitting.<br><br></div><div><br>The playsite with inclusive play equipment sits comfortably next to the refreshment kiosk so parents and carers can enjoy a drink whilst younger children play.<br><br></div><div><br>The park is well used by local schools for various sporting activities as well as by sports clubs for football, cricket and hockey.<br><br></div><div><br>Completing the sporting theme are the tennis courts adjacent to the playsite, multi-use games ball court, table tennis and outdoor gym.<br><br></div><div><br>Regardless of the time of year this park caters for all.</div>
||There is a public car park just off of St Mary's Lane, next to the New Windmill Hall.
||370 and 248 buses.
||There are five entrances to Upminster Park: Vehicle access St Mary's Lane, Upminster. RM14 2QH. Pedestrian access St Mary's Lane, Upminster Corbets Tey Road, Upminster. RM14 2AD. Brookdale Close, Upminster. RM14 2LU. Stewart Avenue, Upminster. RM14 2AF. You can view these locations in Google Maps.
||Mashiters Hill, Collier Row, Romford
||Mainly laid to grass this park is known for its scenic views of the capital and surrounding countryside. It has been awarded Green Flag status since 2010 and is a great place for walks and informal recreation. Although the park is set in an urban environment visitors can enjoy nature in the large summer meadow which has cut paths and picnic tables. Children of all ages can enjoy the varied play area with inclusive play equipment, including a multi-use games ball court and outdoor gym.
||There is no off-street car park at Lawns Park.
||247, 365 and 294 buses.
||There are four pedestrian access points to the park: Pedestrian access Mashiters Hill, Collier Row. RM1 4TL. The Drive, Collier Row. RM5 3TS. Horndon Road, Collier Row. RM5 3HB. Playfield Avenue, Collier Row. You can view these locations in Google Maps.
||Cottons Approach, Romford
||This is a large, well used, urban park on the edge of Romford town centre catering for all ages. Green Flag status has been achieved since 2009. For an urban park there is a good amount of wildlife with varied habitats in the borders and meadow. Facilities include a playsite with inclusive play equipment, multi-use ball games court, skate/BMX park and outdoor gym. There is a circle of sculpted logs to commemorate the six local civilians who lost their lives as a result of German bombing during World War II.
||Situated just a short walk away from Romford town centre, Cottons Park has a small car park at the end of Marks Road.
||If you wish to travel by bus, you can reach Cottons Park using route 86 which runs between Romford and Stratford. There is a stop on London Road just outside the park gates. Alternatively, it is also possible to take the 252 from Collier Row and alight at Romford Market. From here it is just a short walk to the entrance in Marks Road. Detailed public transport travel information and journey planner can be found on the Transport for London website.
||here are four entrances to Cottons Park, located around it's perimeter. Vehicle access Cottons Approach, Romford. RM7 7AA. Pedestrian access London Road, Romford. RM7 9QX. Marks Road, Romford. RM7 7AH. Recreation Avenue, Romford. RM7 9ET. You can view these locations in Google Maps Categories
|Havering Country Park
||2 Pinewood Rd, Havering-atte-Bower, Romford
||<div>A large country park with a good mixture of grassland and woodland. Formerly part of the estate of Havering Palace with Charles I being the last monarch to stay there in the 17th century. <br><br>There is an impressive avenue of Wellingtonia trees (Giant Redwoods), which is one of only two plantations in the country. This park provides good links from both the urban environment and Havering-Atte-Bower village into the surrounding countryside. <br>There are also bridleways which run through the park that are used by local horse riders.</div>
||There is a free car park through the park's main entrance at Pinewood Road.
||Several bus routes operates in the area, including the 375 which runs between Romford Station and Passingford Bridge, and the 294 from Harold Hill (via Romford). Visit the Transport for London website for more information about travel times and stops along the route, in order to plan your journey.
||There are four entrances to Havering Country Park: Vehicle access Pinewood Road, Havering-Atte-Bower. RM4 1PB. Pedestrian access Wellintonia Avenue, Havering-Atte-Bower. RM4 1QP. St Johns Road, Collier Row. RM5 3PH. Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row. RM5 3PH. You can view these locations in Google Maps.
|King George's Playing field
||Eastern Avenue West, Romford
||<div>Running alongside the River Rom this flat area of grassland is ideal for both informal and formal recreation.<br><br></div><div><br>Pleasant walks can be taken along the river and children of all ages can use the play equipment, multi-use games ball court, skate/BMX equipment and outdoor gym.<br><br></div><div><br>There is also a cafe which is adjacent to the car park, a bowls green which is used by resident clubs and local teams can hire football pitches.</div>
||There is off-street parking available just off of Eastern Avenue.
||252, 66 and 296 buses.
||There are several pedestrian access points to the park and a single vehicle entrance