Play area improvements
We are improving the play area in Clapton Square this autumn and as a result the play area will be closed from 19 September 2022 until the end of the year. To find an alternative play area check out our play area map.
Our plans include installing new play equipment for both older and younger children. Over 120 members of the local community fed into the design process helping to shape the design, which has been updated using feedback we received during the consultation.
Clapton Square sits in a conservation area and is also protected by the London Squares Preservation Act 1931. The site, along with neighbouring St John’s Churchyard, contains important and unusual trees and is an environmentally diverse wildlife haven in the centre of Hackney.
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.
- historic water fountain
- play area for 3 to 12 year olds
- grass lawn areas
- unusual tree varieties
Barbecues are not allowed in Clapton Square.
Dogs are excluded from the play area in Clapton Square. The Council has the power to request that dogs are put on a lead if they are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if their owner does not have appropriate control over them. More information on dogs in parks.