Clapton Pond

Clapton Pond has existed since the 1600s. The pond was re-landscaped for public use in the late 1800s to the pattern that largely survives today.

In 2004 funds were successfully raised by the Clapton Pond neighbourhood action group to implement modern improvements to this historic space. As a result of the restoration project, Clapton Pond has become a vibrant and well-used community park.

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.

Check Clapton Pond Facebook page for events like the Clapton conference and information on Clapton Pond and the resident ducks.

See management plan 2022 to 2027 (PDF 4.3mb).



The history of the park was unearthed by our archives department and was featured in Hackney Today in 2011.

The article gives a brief history of the pond from its construction in the 1600s when James I was on the throne up to its present-day, complete with play area, duck houses and Green Flag.

Clapton Pond neighbourhood action group

Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG) was formed in 2002 to help improve Clapton Pond and the surrounding area.

CPNAG hold regular meetings to discuss ways to improve the area. Contact: Ian Rathbone (chair) at


Barbecues are not allowed in Clapton Pond.

Play Area

In 2021 we consulted local people on improvements to the play area in Clapton Pond. The new play area in Clapton Pond opened in December 2021. 

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Page updated on: 4 December 2023

Clapton Pond


Lower Clapton Road
E5 0QA



Closing times:

  • 1 January to 21 January  – 5pm
  • 22 January to 4 February – 5.30pm
  • 5 February to 25 February – 6pm
  • 26 February to 10 March  – 6.30pm
  • 11 March to 24 March – 7pm
  • 25 March to 7 April – 8pm
  • 8 April to 21 April – 8.30pm
  • 22 April to 5 May – 9pm
  • 6 May to 11 August – 9.30pm
  • 12 August to 18 August – 9pm
  • 19 August to 8 September – 8.30pm
  • 9 September to 15 September – 8pm
  • 16 September to 6 October – 7.30pm
  • 7 October to 13 October – 7pm
  • 14 October to 27 October – 6.30pm
  • 28 October to 31 December – 5pm