Parks and open spaces in the London Borough of Waltham Forest

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Anslie Wood, an area of Ancient Woodland in Chingford, Waltham Forest

The London Borough of Waltham Forest contains the most parks and open spaces of any borough north of the River Thames.[1]

Ownership and Management[edit]

Walthamstow Marshes, an open space managed by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Waltham Forest Borough Council (LBWF) owns over 290 hectares (2.9 km2) of open space including parks, sports and recreation grounds and nature reserves. However, other parks and open spaces in the borough are owned and managed by other agencies such as the City of London Corporation, which owns just over 472 hectares (4.72 km2) across 10 sites in the borough and the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.[2]

List of Parks and Open Spaces[edit]

Name Area District Managed by Description
Abbotts Park ? Leyton LBWF
Ainslie Wood 2.04 hectares (0.02 km2) Chingford LBWF Local Nature Reserve and Site of Importance for Nature Conservation.
Coronation Gardens 1.65 hectares (0.02 km2) Leyton LBWF
Hatch Forest ? Chingford City of London Part of Epping Forest.
The Highams Park and Highhams Park Lake ? Chingford LBWF & City of London Part of Epping Forest.
Langthorne Park ? Leytonstone LBWF
Leyton Flats ? Leytonstone City of London Part of Epping Forest.
Leyton Jubilee Park 12 hectares (0.12 km2) Leyton LBWF
Lloyd Park 3.86 hectares (0.04 km2) Walthamstow LBWF Known for being the site of the William Morris Gallery
Memorial Park ? Chingford LBWF
Ridgeway Park 5.34 hectares (0.05 km2) Chingford LBWF
Walthamstow Marshes 36.7 hectares (0.37 km2) Walthamstow Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Part of Lee Valley Park. A Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Walthamstow Wetlands 211 hectares (2.11 km2) Walthamstow Thames Water & London Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Waltham Forest parks and open spaces" (pdf). Waltham Forest Borough Council. 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ "London Borough of Waltham Forest Open Space Strategy Draft" (pdf). London Borough of Waltham Forest. Retrieved 13 June 2019.