Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh

1921 - 2021

It is with deep sadness that the Council and residents have learned of the death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh.

The death of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Avondale Park

About Avondale Park

Avondale Park is a staffed park with the following facilities:

  • formal gardens
  • children’s play areas
  • mall wildlife area
  • games area (5-a-side football, netball and tennis)
  • public toilet


Walmer Road W11

Opening times:

7.30am until dusk.


Conservation activities

Avondale Park is a site of importance for nature conservation. The wildlife area had a biodiversity makeover which included several improvements, like:

  • a new path
  • planting of a native hedge
  • restoration of an old bog garden
  • planting of native woodland bulbs
  • fruit trees

With an aim to improve biodiversity in the park, a grass-free lawn was created . This contains flowers of all different types to add a mix of pollen, scent and colour.

Book to play sports

You can book the games area at Avondale Park to play football, netball or tennis.

To book or for more information call 020 7602 2226 or email sportsbooking@rbkc.gov.uk

History of Avondale Park

Avondale Park was created in 1892 when the area that had been a huge fetid pool known as "the ocean" was finally built on. This former area of slurry was part of the notorious Piggeries. It was also the location of tile kilns and brickfields.

The site was bought from the Adams family in 1889. After the seven foot excavations were filled in, there was an opening ceremony on 2 June 1892. The name, Avondale Park, is in memory of the recently deceased Duke of Clarence and Avondale.

Avondale Park Poetry Seat