Agnes Riley Gardens

Pond Agnes Riley Gardens

A medium sized public open space located between Clapham, Balham and Streatham.

Agnes Riley Gardens is located on what used to be the grounds of Oakfield House, which was owned by a Mr. Frederick Riley, who then donated in 1931 to the public in memory of his wife Agnes after her death. It was laid out as a public open space in successive stages between 1938 and 1954.

Agnes Riley Gardens contains a children’s playground, a paddling pool, two multiuse games areas and a community garden which is managed by the Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens.

The rest of the site is landscaped with lawns, trees and herbaceous beds. It also contains a small pond at its centre, which is probably a remnant of the original gardens of Oakfield House, but is now managed for its wildlife interest.

Other useful information

Please note that Agnes Riley Gardens does not contain any public car park, and there are no parking facilities on site. Parking on surrounding streets is heavily restricted, except for current Blue Badge holders. However, the Gardens are well served by public transport with buses from Poynders Road (A205), and underground from Clapham South (Northern Line). 

Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens - Friends of Agnes Riley Gardens

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Atkins Road
London SW12 0AH
United Kingdom


Opening times

Venue opening times

Agnes Riley Gardens is normally open from 7.30am to 15 minutes before sunset.