Hanwell parks

Brent Lodge Park and Churchfields

Where is it?

Access: The end of Church Road, Hanwell, situated north of the Uxbridge Road.

Getting there

Bus: E3 and E1 on Greenford Avenue, or 83, 92, 195, 207, 282, 427 and 607 with stops on the Uxbridge Road and Ealing Hospital 
Train: Hanwell mainline

Parking: Limited within the car park at the end of Church Road, parking along Church Road - restricted during summer and weekends.  Please check restrictions on site.

Bikes/on foot: The parks are accessible from the:

  • east via Church Road
  • south via footpath from Ealing hospital, under the Wharncliffe Viaduct
  • north, from the Ruislip Road at Greenford Bridge via public footpaths along the river
  • west from Greenford Road, via footpath through the West Middlesex Golf Course and crossing the River Brent by bridge.

Opening and closing times


  • Public toilets
  • Café
  • Playground
  • Animal centre
  • Millennium maze
  • tennis courts
  • Multi use games area

About the park

Located in the Brent River Park, Brent Lodge Park (BLP) and Churchfields is a sample of the countryside within the urban environment of Ealing. Bordered by the River Brent on the west and south, Brent Lodge Park is a favourite for families and those seeking tranquillity alike. 

With modern playground facilities and the millennium maze for children, BLP and Churchfields also have extensive hay meadows, many veteran trees along the river as well as other grand trees making it a great place to spot wildlife in many forms.

Within the site there is a grade 2 listed stable block which is all that remains of the old manor house, which burned down in the 1930’s.  The animal centre is also of great interest to many visitors.

Churchfields car park and BLP are subject to park opening and closing times while the animal centre has its own opening hours.

Local contacts

In 1973 the Brent River and Canal Society (BRCS) was formed to ensure the establishment of a linear park and improvements within the river corridor.  They are still an active group who hold work days and walks.