Clissold Park and Clissold House
Clissold House closed
Following the recent Government announcements and guidelines regarding coronavirus (Covid-19), the house at Clissold Park is closed to the public until further notice. Please email email@example.com for further information.
Clissold House café
Following the recent change in guidelines regarding coronavirus (Covid-19), the cafe in Clissold House is now open for takeaway only.
Park will be open at 6.45am
In response to the increased usage of our parks, and the need for people to maintain social distancing, Clissold Park will open at 6.45am for a temporary period. This will enable people to visit the park over a longer period, and make it easier for people to keep a safe distance from other park users.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
Keep up to date with Hackney parks
Clissold Park and Clissold House
- 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