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Children's playground

​If you're planning a visit to West Ham Park, there's a vast range of things to do and things to see, and many of them are FREE!

From the Ornamental Gardens to the playground and paddling pool, sports pitches and wildlife, there really is something for everyone.

Contact us

​The Superintendent's Office
West Ham Park
Upton Lane
London E7 9PU

020 8472 3584
Email: Park Gardens Team

Park Office Opening tim​es

  • Monday 8.45am - 4.30pm
  • Tuesday 8.45am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 8.45am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday 8.45am - 4.30pm
  • Friday 8.45am - 4.30pm

Opening / closing times

​The park opens every day at 7.30am and closes at dusk (when it's almost dark but before nightfall).

We notify all visitors that the park will be closing shortly by checking all areas of the site.

You may hear a whistle and there will be a gate open for you to exit the site.

Closing time guide

  • January: 4.30pm please note on 1 Jan, the park will close at 1pm
  • February: 5.30pm
  • March: 6.30pm
  • April: 8.30pm
  • May: 9.30pm
  • June: 9.30pm
  • July: 9.30pm
  • August: 8.30pm
  • September: 7.30pm
  • October: 6.30pm
  • November: 4.30pm
  • December: 4.30pm please note on 25 and 26 Dec, the park will close at 1pm

The playground opens at 9.30am every day and closes as follows:

  • January: 4.00pm (except 1 January when we close at 12.30pm)
  • February: 5.00pm
  • March: 6.00pm
  • April: 8.00pm
  • May: 8.00pm
  • June: 8.00pm
  • July: 8.00pm
  • August: 8.00pm
  • September: 7.00pm
  • October: 6.00pm
  • November: 4.00pm November: 4.00pm
  • December: 4.00pm (except 25 and 26 December when we close at 12.30pm)

Getting to us

We can easily be reached by public transport or on foot. For the most up to date travel you could use the Transport for London journey planner. There is no parking available.

By tube

​Plaistow (District Line), Upton Park (District Line), Stratford (Central and Jubilee Lines), West Ham (Jubilee Line)

By train

Stratford, Forest Gate, Woodgrange Park, Wanstead Park

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) also serve nearby stations​

  • Stratford
  • Abbey Road

By bus

104, 238, 325, 678


​There are seven pedestrian entrances to the park, all of which are wheelchair accessible and can be found on the map of West Ham​ Park (230KB).


​West Ham Park offers a wide range of facilities. There is a large supervised children's playground, a wildlife education garden, ponds, bandstand, sports facilities and ornamental gardens.

Holding an event

 If you are interested in hiring space in the park for you own event, we have a number of areas available. For details of capacity and what type of event we are able to facilitate, please contact the office for a copy of the events policy and application form.


Visit the sports and activities page for details of sports facilities and charges.


Our ever popular playground has something to offer children of all ages and abilities; equipment for swinging, balancing, spinning and jumping from. The playground has a wheelchair accessible play mound with double embankment slide, roundabout and swing. The ability swing is unlocked on demand during opening hours and needs to be supervised. The playground closes each day 30 minutes before the park closes or at 8pm in May, June and July.

Paddling pool

The paddling pool is open seasonally from the last May bank holiday until the end of August from 12pm - 5pm. There is no charge to use the pool and age restrictions and adult supervision apply.

Refreshments (seasonal)

Our ice cream van is located outside the playground offering ice cream, freshly brewed coffee, home made cake, hot and cold drinks and snacks. The Snack Shack can be found near the bandstand. It offers hot bacon rolls, burgers, hot dogs, chips, sandwiches and more. The Snack Shack is open at weekends from 10.30am and school holidays from 12.30pm.


Four toilet blocks are located by the playground with one radar operated disabled toilet. Baby changing facilities are also available.

Maps and trails

​Ornamental Garden's walk trail

Maps for the self guided walk trail can be found at each entrance to the gardens. Using your smart-phone, scan each of the 23 QR codes sited on posts at points of interest to find out more about our fascinating collection of trees and plants. If you don't have a smart-phone, you can still learn more visiting our walking trail pages.

Download the leaflets to assist you with enjoying different walks and activities in the park:

Dog control

​The park welcomes responsible dog owners. The following Dog Control Orders apply for West Ham Park and are displayed throughout the park.

  • It is compulsory for dog owners to clear up after their dog. Dog bins are provided.
  • When requested, dogs are placed on leads in open areas.
  • No dogs allowed within the fenced boundary of the playground, tennis courts, bandstand and enclosed wildlife gardens.
  • The number of dogs a person may take out in public is four.
  • Dogs are to be on leads at all times in the fenced boundary of the Formal Gardens.
  • Any breach of an order will result in a £75 fixed penalty notice issued by Newham officers.


​The Park is protected by byelaws. The West Ham Park byelaws (35KB) are displayed on the back of the notice boards at park entrances.