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 formalised gardens and conservation areas and has extensive views across Walthamstow Marshes.
The park holds a Green Flag award. The awards 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.
Residents are invited to contribute to our restoration plans for Springfield Park. The park is one of Hackney's largest green spaces, and the Council is keen to restore some of its early 20th century features.
We plan to submit a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to have the park's three houses, which date back to the early 19th century, restored and refurbished, and upgrade the footpaths, play equipment, gates and railings, and help to preserve its magnificent collection of trees.
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To view a layout of the park download the Springfield Park site map (PDF, 227KB).
- athletics track (seasonal)
- table tennis table
- outdoor chess boards
- bowling green
- cricket pitch
- tennis courts
- conservation area
- children's playground
- ranger office
Springfield Park Café
The Springfield Park café is open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Booking sports facilities
You can book tennis courts at the tennis office in Clissold Park, or call 020 7254 4235. Opening hours: October-May Mon-Fri 10am-Sunset, Sat-Sun 9am-Sunset and June-September: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm. See www.hackneycitytennisclubs.co.uk for more information.
You can book cricket pitches by calling 020 8986 7955.
Springfield Park User Group (SPUG)
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.
- SPUG Minutes 3 July 2013 (Word, 18KB)
- SPUG Minutes 7 February 2013 (Word, 18KB)
- SPUG Minutes 12 June 2012 (Word, 18KB)
- SPUG Minutes 14 May 2012 (Word, 29KB)
- SPUG Minutes 3 April 2012 (Word, 20KB)
Free group exercise classes
Our Parks is a brand new initiative bringing free group exercise classes, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors, to Hackney parks.
Springfield Park running group
The Springfield Park running group meets on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Springfield Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Springfield Park improvements
A feasibility study on the buildings in Springfield Park was carried out in 2013 by MTW. The study explored potential future uses of the White House, stable block, glass house and the bowling pavilion in order to identify sustainable economic futures for them and guide future investment in them.
Following this study the council have decided to submit an application to the HLF Parks for People programme in 2015. If you would like to get involved with this project and be involved with the consultations about the future of Springfield Park please email email@example.com
Dogs are excluded from the play area and sports facilities. Council Officers have the power to request that dogs are put on leads if they are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if their owner does not have appropriate control over them. More information on dogs in parks.
Hackney parks newsletter
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Page updated: 10 Dec 2014