South Park is an Edwardian park to the South of Ilford, North-East London. It is one of the largest open spaces in the London Borough of Redbridge. It has recently been awarded Green Flag status.GeographyThe park is a 13.5 hectare park on former farmland which was sold to Ilford Council in 1899 for £11,200. The park opened to the public on 10 May 1902. It contains a number of large trees, a lake which is fed by Loxford Water and leisure facilities including Tennis courts and Football pitches.WildlifeThe park provides a home to a number of wildlife species, including mallard ducks, tufted ducks, pochard, Canada geese, Greylag geese, and Mute Swan. Great Cormorant, Grey Heron and Egyptian geese are also frequently seen.In 2011, a new Wildlife Education & Information Centre was opened in the old boat house as a partnership between the London Borough of Redbridge and the South Park User Group.