Springfield Park officially opened as a public park in 1905 and takes its name from its unique geology. The park was formed from the grounds of three private houses, of which only Springfield House (The White House) remains. The park is 14.73 hectares in size, with formal gardens and conservation areas and has extensive views across Walthamstow Marshes.
The park holds a Green Flag award. Green Flags are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.
- management plan [pdf, 12.89Mb]
- site map [pdf, 490.77Kb]
- wildlife [pdf, 930.56Kb]
- history [pdf, 725.01Kb]
Booking sports facilities
You can book the Springfield Park tennis courts at the tennis office in Clissold Park, or call 020 8800 0680. Opening hours: October-May Mon-Fri 10am-Sunset, Sat-Sun 9am-Sunset and June-September: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm. See Hackney Tennis for more information. You can book cricket pitches on 020 8986 7955.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has recently announced that we have been successful in the first round of bidding for money to improve Springfield Park. Before applying, we asked park users for their thoughts on what improvement they'd like to see and we've developed our plans in partnership with Springfield Park User Group. They include refurbishing the park's buildings (which date back to the mid-19th century), upgrading the footpaths, play equipment and gates, as well as working to preserve and enhance the park's magnificent landscape.
The HLF has pledged to provide nearly £3.2 million for these works, but we're required to submit a second-round application to secure it. The National Lottery affiliate will donate more than £180,000 for development of the bid. We've got until February 2017 to develop our bid.
- November 2016 [pdf, 533.63Kb]
- September 2016 [pdf, 151.21Kb]
- March/April 2016 [pdf, 634.98Kb]
- February/March 2016 [pdf, 179.26Kb]
If you'd like to get involved or sign up for the Springfield Park restoration project newsletter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conservation plan for Springfield Park explains the park's significance and illustrates its rich history and natural heritage.
The plan will be updated to explain how the heritage and ecology significance will be sustained alongside the new uses, alterations, repairs and management regimes once the details of the restoration project have been finalised.
- chapter 1 - introduction [pdf, 1.6Mb]
- chapter 2 - history and context [pdf, 509.61Kb]
- chapter 3 - background and management [pdf, 204.23Kb]
- chapter 4 - surveys and investigations - part 1 [pdf, 4.24Mb]
- chapter 4 - surveys and investigations - part 2 [pdf, 5.99Mb]
- chapter 5 - statement of significance [pdf, 1.4Mb]
- chapter 6 - issues and vulnerabilities [pdf, 1.23Mb]
- chapter 7 - consultation [pdf, 748.29Kb]
- chapter 8 - policies [pdf, 226.94Kb]
- chapter 9 - outline management and maintenance plan [pdf, 71.07Kb]
- chapter 10 - heritage impact assessment [pdf, 67.63Kb]
- chapter 11 - gazetteers [pdf, 2.68Mb]
- appendices part 1 [pdf, 9.06Mb]
- appendices part 2 [pdf, 10.47Mb]
- appendices part 3 [pdf, 2.03Mb]
Springfield Park user group
The user group meets monthly and works closely with park staff and council management to discuss current issues, problems and joint projects as well as running events and raising funds. You can contact them at email@example.com.
Free group exercise classes
Our Parks provides free group exercise classes, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors, to Hackney parks. Classes in Springfield Park.
Springfield Park running group
All sessions include stretching and warm ups. More information on Springfield Park running group.
Springfield Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Barbecues are not allowed in Springfield Park. If you'd like to hold a barbecue, there is a dedicated area in London Fields.
Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively or causing damage, or are out of your control, council officers have the power to request that you put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.