Parks and Open Spaces:

Spending time outdoors in the park, in your local greenspace or at a community garden is great for your health and your wellbeing! activeNewham offers a fantastic outdoor activity programme utilising some of our fantastic parks and open spaces across the borough. From run clubs to community gardening to family fun days, there are many ways for you to make the most of being outdoors.

Our experienced field teachers and outdoor activity leaders are on hand delivering exciting community and educational workshops, nostalgia games sessions, Go Wild family activities and community events throughout the year. There is something for everyone; our activities are open to all ages and abilities and are a great way to get active, meet new people and get involved with your local community.

Plashet Park

Get Outdoors, Get Active, Get Social!

One of the boroughs busiest and most active parks, Plashet Park, hosts a full schedule of community activities, events and outdoor opportunities all year round. With support from HLF, activeNewham are working with the local community to deliver an activity programme that celebrates the heritage of this beautiful park and that can be enjoyed by all. Click here for current activities and ways to get involved.

East Ham Nature Reserve

East Ham Nature Reserve is a great place to discover more about nature. It is home to lots of different wildlife including birds, insects and slowworms. There are really interesting plants here too – including trees that are over 100 years old.

The site is an important part of local history as it’s a churchyard which is one of the largest in London and includes St Mary Magdalene Church built in the year 1137.

Open every day, East Ham Nature Reserve can be explored by everyone!
Address: Norman Road, E6 6HN

 Click here to find out more about our programme of family activities, school workshops, volunteering opportunities and themed events.

To learn more about how to book one of our Go Wild! Workshops to come to your school or community event please click here.

Park Event Bookings

If you wish to book your own event or schools sports day in one of the parks in Newham then please complete this form .


Our allotments are very popular and there is a long waiting list for plots, but if you would like to join the waiting list please complete our ONLINE FORM . For more information on our Allotment sites click here .

Newham Community Gardens Network

Food growing projects all over Newham are getting people outdoors, getting their hands dirty and giving them a taste for fresh local food. From "have a go" activities and community food growing projects to school gardens and allotments, there is a whole range of ways you can join a network of people growing their own food. Click here to join our network or to find out more about the community gardens near you!


Newham’s parks have ideal facilities if you want to pick up some new sporting skills or use the outdoor gyms and walking routes as part of your fitness regime. You can also explore wild areas, use the playgrounds with your family or just spend time relaxing with friends. Whatever your interest, activeNewham will have something for you!

For information about all of the Parks and Open Spaces in Newham please visit the LBN website: ServiceChild/Find-your-local-park.aspx   

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