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Clapton Common Play Area

Play areas

Play is an important part of every child's development and essential both to their health and happiness. This is reflected in the Hackney Play Strategy 2007 to 2012 (PDF 1.3MB), where objectives include improving the access that local children have to new and improved play environments.

Play areas within Hackney's parks

Adventure playgrounds

  • Apples and Pears Adventure Playground - Pearson Street, E2 8EL. Tel: 020 7729 6062
  • Evergreen Adventure Playground - Beehive Close, Off Richmond Road E8 3JT. Tel: 020 7275 9004
  • Hackney March Adventure Playground - Daubney Fields (off Kingsmead Way), E9 5PP. Tel: 020 8986 7245
  • Homerton Grove Adventure Playground - Wardle Street E9 5QG. Tel: 020 8985 9202
  • Kidsactive Adventure Playground Hackney (KAPH) - Spring lane, Big Hill, Clapton E5 9HQ (Open to all if spaces available, but priority given to children with special needs). Tel: 020 8806 6149
  • Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground - Shakespeare Walk, N16 8TL. Tel: 020 7249 8405
  • Shoreditch Adventure Playground - Mintern Street N1 5EF. Tel: 020 7729 3770 

Play streets

Children in Hackney are set to reclaim the streets, thanks to a groundbreaking scheme that closes selected streets to through traffic, turning them into play streets. You can apply for a temporary play street order, which allows you to close your street for up three hours per week or month.

Find more information on the importance of play in the Mayor of London's supplementary planning guidance, shaping neighbourhoods: play and informal recreation (PDF), which features a number of Hackneys plays areas.

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Page updated: 29 Jan 2013 


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Contact details

Parks and Green Spaces
Community Services Directorate
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY
Opening Times
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.
Email: parks@hackney.gov.uk
Tel:020 8356 8428 / 8429
Fax:020 8356 7515