Raphael Park

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Description
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​.
Location
Facilities
Playsite,
Inclusive play equipment,
Tennis courts,
Football,
Cricket,
Fishing,
Cafe,
On-site restaurant​,
Toilets,
Conservation area,
Heritage interest,
Lake/pond with fountain,
River,
Toddler facilities,
Junior facilities
Public transport
You can take the 174​ or the 498 along Main Road into Romford, as there is a bus stop directly outside the park's main gates. Detailed public transport travel information and journey planner can be found on the Transport for London website​.​
Parking
Despite its size the park has no dedicated off-street parking of it's own but shares the car park for Lodge Farm Park on the opposite side of Main Road. There is also extensive on-street parking along Parkway with direct access to the park's playsite, tennis courts and other facilities.
Access
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​.
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