A new park is now open in the heart of Elephant and Castle 

Elephant Park is the centrepiece of Lendlease’s wider Elephant Park development, and the exciting first phase of the park is now open.
With existing mature trees, play trails and green open space the new park provides a fantastic new public space and a new green heart for the Elephant & Castle community.

How to find the park

Park opening and closing times

The park is open 365 days a year (including Christmas and New Year’s Day).
The park opens at 7.30 am daily. The park will close at 9pm during British Summer Time (BST) and at 5pm for the rest of the year.
You can find monthly closing times in the table below.

Jan 5pm July 9pm
Feb 5pm Aug 9pm
Mar 5pm (GMT)
9pm (BST)*
Sept 9pm
Apr 9pm Oct 9pm (BST)
5pm (GMT)*
May 9pm Nov 5pm
June 9pm Dec 5pm


The Park – Phase One

The first phase delivers the first 0.4 hectares of the final, completed park. It has been designed to serve all parts of the Elephant & Castle community.
The first phase is surrounded by construction activity for the future Elephant Park phases. The space will therefore be surrounded by a hoarding on three sides, making it important the first phase has a range of activities and attractions to draw the community into the park.

Key features of the park

  • Green spaces and mature trees

    Perhaps above all else the new park celebrates the existing mature trees that have been retained from the previous Heygate Estate. In total, the first phase is home to ten existing mature trees, revealed amongst an undulating ground of lawn and meadows.The park is therefore a predominantly green and open space, attracting visitors to use it as a new space in Elephant & Castle for relaxing strolling, sitting, playing, visiting, educating and learning.

  • Children’s play

    The new park is a place for families to come and visit, with a range of children’s play equipment. A play walk area at the eastern end of the park provides a mixture of play challenges, including climbing structures, slides, ropes and ladders and a sandpit. The park also provides natural play that forms part of the natural landscape, as well as a water play feature.

  • Performance space

    The first phase of the park includes an events and activities programme that is designed to draw people into the park. The park will also serve as a resource for local schools and community groups to use as their own space for meetings, events and learning. The first phase therefore delivers a flexible performance space that can be used throughout the year.


Looking after the park

Elephant Park is here for everyone to enjoy. You can help look after the park by following these simple guidelines.

Getting in touch

If you wish to organise an event, undertake filming or have any other queries or comments, please use the details in the contact section below.

By Telephone

To hear more information about the park please contact us on

UK: 0203 600 0001

This is a 24 hour telephone number.

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