Ridgeway Park

Peel Close, Chingford, E4 6XU

Ridgeway Park, exterior picture

Address:Peel Close, Chingford, E4 6XU
Map:See Ridgeway Park on a map
Telephone:+44 (0) 20 8496 3000
Nearest Station:Chingford
Link:www.walthamforest.gov.uk/Pages

About: Ridgeway Park in leafy Chingford is home to the Chingford & District Model Engineering Club, where members of the public can ride on the railway on Sundays throughout the summer months. The club has been going for over 60 years – in 1954 Walt Disney, who was a miniature railway enthusiast, heard about the club and asked to be taken there, where he spent a day riding the trains and having his photo taken by the press. This coincided with Chingford Day, which took place every year in the park, but as seeing Walt Disney sitting astride a diminutive train was more interesting to the attendees the Mayor was left to honour the festivities on his own.

The park has formal flower beds and grassy areas; in terms of amenities there are tennis courts, table tennis facilities, a putting green and petanque, and children’s play areas.

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