Clissold Park and Clissold House

One of Hackney's best loved traditional parks, Clissold Park was opened in 1889 and has held a Green Flag award since 2006. Green Flags are awarded annually to the best green spaces in the country. Clissold Park and House were renovated in 2011 as part of an £8.9 million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project.


  • paddling pool
  • park office
  • pond dipping platform
  • table tennis table
  • refreshment kiosk
  • river
  • tennis courts
  • toilets and accessible toilets
  • wheels park

Paddling pool

The paddling pool is open 11am-7pm, Saturdays and Sundays only, during September. It's closed for winter from 30 September.

Clissold House

Clissold House​ is a Grade II* listed building in the middle of Clissold Park that hosts weddings, meetings and parties.


The café is open to the public seven days a week (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 8.30am-4pm. It's operated by Company of Cooks


One of the most popular features of Clissold Park is the collection of animals, including the aviary, goats and small herd of fallow deer.

Deer management

Deer have lived in the park since 1890, just one year after the Park was opened. Fallow deer typically live for around 10-12 years. We have a non-breeding herd, which means that there are no natural replacements for elderly deer. In November 2016 some of the older deer were selected for relocation to a private deer park in Devon, about four times the size of the Clissold Park deer paddock. 

Before they were removed, seven young deer were introduced to the Clissold Park herd as replacements.

Holding your own events and activities

You can put on plays, films, live music, recorded music and dance performances in our licensed area [pdf, 269.31KB]. Find out about holding events in parks

Clissold Park User Group (CPUG)

The Clissold Park User Group work closely with us to on joint projects. The group meets approximately every two months. 

User survey


Barbecues are not allowed in Clissold Park. The use of all barbecues in London Fields has also been suspended following safety advice to all London councils from the London Fire Brigade.


Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. Council officers have the power to request that you put your dog on a lead if it's behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if you don't have appropriate control over it. More information on dogs in parks

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