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Information update for our open spaces

Below you’ll find the latest updates for our venues which may affect your visit to us. 

If you have any specific queries please contact our general enquiries team.

Update 22/02/24

Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows car park flooding. Please see statement from Network Rail regarding this issue 

“We know that there are flooding issues in this area. We will carry out works to clear a culvert and any ditches on our land, which should help address the issue. We are sorry that this work was not done previously. Unfortunately, we are very constrained in when we can carry out the work, as it must be done at certain times of the year to protect wildlife and at specific times of day when the railway line can be closed.”

Lee Valley Regional Park will continue to share information as we have it but in the meantime if you’d like to discuss this please contact Network Rail on 03457 114 141 or online at

Update 15/02/24

Temporary closure of Turnford Brook car park in River Lee Country Park on 21 – 23 February. Due to some works being carried out by Churchfield Primary School Turnford Brook car park will be CLOSED so that the school can house some temporary classrooms there. Once the temporary classroom are removed we will reopen the car park. Pedestrian access to the open spaces will still available throughout the car park closure. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Update 15/01/24

Visiting the park 24 - 26 May - RideLondon

RideLondon is returning to its Essex - London Route this spring. The route will come close to the park and might affect your journey visiting the park. Please check your journey before visiting. You can see the route details here 

Update 11/01/24

Path closure by Hall Marsh Scrape from 15 January 2024

The path along the top of Hall Marsh Scrape ( ///nods.fixed.zones) will be closed from 15 January for up to three weeks while hedgelaying works take place. These hedgelaying works will promote tree growth, providing vital habitats for wildlife. There will be a diversion route in place. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.. You can see the map here

Update 21/12/23

Waltham Cross Substation Works at River Lee Country Park. National Grid is enhancing and expanding the Waltham Cross Substation situated in the Fishers Green area of River Lee Country Park to meet the growing electricity demand in the region and facilitate the increased generation of renewable power from offshore wind sources. Originally approved in 2014 and temporarily paused due to a shift in energy demand, the project is now back on course due to heightened offshore wind goals. This initiative is part of the Accelerated Strategic Transmission Investment program aimed at connecting 50GW of offshore wind by 2030. The initial phase of the project, scheduled for January to March 2024, involves carefully timed vegetation clearance around the substation. This is on National Grid land and has been timed to avoid disturbing bird nesting season. During this time, please expect increased traffic along the access road and HGVs using the route. The second phase of the project is set to begin in May 2024 and extend until 2028.

For further details, please visit If you have any questions or concerns, contact National Grid at or call 0800 279 3408.

Update 27/10/23

Toilets at Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows are currently CLOSED.  This is due to problems with the sewers serving the toilet block. They'll remain closed until repairs have been carried out, at the moment we cannot provide a date when they'll be reopened.

Update 19/10/23

The path at the north end of Bowyers Water, River Lee Country Park, (What3Words - ///learn.banks.sugars) is closed until spring. This is due to the condition of the path and works not being able to start until the spring. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Update 12/10/23

We are extremely disappointed to have just found out that Network Rail has postponed work scheduled for this week which would have stopped the flooding at Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows and its car park.

We have been pressuring them to clear a blockage in a tunnel under the railway track at Broxbourne which has caused flooding for several years.

We have been doing everything in our power to ensure the work would be done and had been working with National Rail on ways that the blockage could be cleared carefully without damaging wildlife habitats. The work was originally planned for October 2022, was postponed to April this year and was then due to start today (Thursday 12 October).

The flooding prevents people visiting the park and using local businesses, especially the café, every winter. Each year the flooding worsens and has severely damaged the meadow, trees and a boardwalk. It’s imperative that it is cleared as quickly as possible.

We are in touch with Network Rail to find out why their plans have suddenly changed and to secure a new date for the works.

We will share information as we have it, but in the meantime If you’d like to discuss this please contact Network Rail on 03457 114 141 or online

Update 29/09/23

Bridge closure near Hall Marsh Scrapes in River Lee Country Park. What3Words location: reward.leaps.ramp. Please note the bridge on the path between Showground and Hall Marsh Scrapes is currently closed for inspection and repair - alternative routes avoiding this bridge are available.

Update 10/03/23

Works update on the flooding in Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows car park. This is being caused by a blocked ditch and culvert which normally allows the water to drain from the meadows. The blockage is on land owned by Network Rail who are responsible for clearing it. Unfortunately Lee Valley Regional Park is unable to do anything to alleviate the issue. Network Rail, who need to do the works, which involve closing the railway line, had planned works for March 2023. Unfortunately, we’ve been advised that these works have been delayed and are now planned for September 2023. If you’d like to discuss this please contact Network Rail on 03457 114 141 or online at We apologise for the inconvenienced caused.

Update 03/01/23

Hooks Marsh car park is partially closed due to work being undertaken for National Aviation Fuel Line, which is part of a national infractructure project. There's a temporary car park on Fishers Green Lane or you can alternatively park at Fishers Green car park. 

Toilet update - 01/11/22

The toilets at Fishers Green and Broxbourne Old Mill and Meadows are open. The toilets at Pindar and Dobbs Weir remain closed

Update 09/06/22

UK Power Networks are carrying out some works which affect areas near Lea Bridge Road including Leyton Marsh. Cick here for their information about this.

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