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 (closed)
  • park office
  • pond dipping platform
  • table tennis table
  • refreshment kiosk
  • river
  • tennis courts
  • toilets and accessible toilets
  • wheels park

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 for takeaway only for the foreseeable future. It is operated by DeepBeat Entertainment. A full takeaway menu can be viewed here. (menu attached for linking)

Clissold paddling pool to be refurbished

The paddling pool in Clissold Park is set to be replaced with new improved facilities. We will be consulting paddling pool users on the type of replacement facility that will be delivered. The existing pool has come to the end of its life in its existing form and, given its popularity, cannot continue to be operated safely without major work. In order to facilitate the work, the paddling pool in Clissold Park will be closed for 2020 while consultation and work takes place.


Our collection of animals is one of the most popular features of Clissold Park. There are birds, goats and a 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, seven young deer were introduced and some of the older deer were moved to a private deer park in Devon, about 4 times the size of the Clissold Park deer paddock.

Holding your own events and activities

You can put on plays, films, live or recorded music, and dance performances in our licensed area. 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.


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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Page updated on: 30 September 2020

Clissold Park and Clissold House


Clissold House
(off Church Street/ Green Lanes)
N16 9HJ


Opening times

  • 6.45am
  • Closing times:
  • 1 Jan to 13 Jan: 4.30pm
  • 14 Jan to 27 Jan: 5pm
  • 28 Jan to 10 Feb: 5.30pm
  • 11 Feb to 3 Mar: 6pm
  • 4 Mar to 17 Mar: 6.30pm
  • 18 Mar to 30 Mar: 7pm
  • 31 Mar to 7 Apr: 8pm
  • 8 Apr to 21 Apr: 8.30pm
  • 22 Apr to 12 May: 9pm
  • 13 May to 4 Aug: 9.30pm
  • 5 Aug to 18 Aug: 9pm
  • 19 Aug to 1 Sept: 8.30pm
  • 2 Sept to 15 Sept: 8pm
  • 16 Sept to 29 Sept: 7.30pm
  • 30 Sept to 13 Oct: 7pm
  • 14 Oct to 26 Oct: 6.30pm
  • 27 Oct to 24 Nov: 5pm
  • 25 Nov to 31 Dec: 4.30pm
  • Rangers work Mon to Sun, 9am - dusk
  • Clissold House opening times: Closed
  • Paddling pool: May to September - Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun and Bank Hols 11am - 7pm