Hackney Marshes is internationally known as the spiritual home of Sunday league football, with 82 football, rugby and cricket pitches on North and South Marsh and Mabley Green.
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Hackney Marshes Centre
The award-winning Hackney Marshes Centre provides 31 spacious changing rooms, a café and a public terrace. It’s a great venue for conferences, weddings, educational events and community events. For more information please contact us or visit Better – Hackney Marshes Centre.
Hackney Marshes Pavilion
The Hackney Marshes Pavilion provides 16 spacious changing rooms and four officials’ rooms, alongside a social space overlooking the cricket show pitch. It’s a great venue for educational, team and community events. For more information please contact us or visit Better – Hackney Marshes Centre.
- trim trail
- bird hide
- conservation area
- tree nursery
- football pitches
- rugby pitches
- café bar and roof terrace
- cricket pitches
- cricket practice nets
- junior football pitches
- conference/meeting rooms
- changing facilities
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.
Grass football – peak time prices
- 11 a side block booking – adult: £98.45 and junior: £46.60
- 9 a side – adult: £82.15 and junior: £41.15
- 7 side – adult: £71.10 and junior: £35.50
Peak times are evenings and weekends. For a full list of sports pitch prices across the borough call 020 8986 7955, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Better – Hackney Marshes.
Sports pitch bookings and enquiries
Sports pitch bookings are managed by Better. To book pitches call 020 8986 7955, email email@example.com or visit Better – Hackney Marshes.
Hackney Marshes user group
Hackney Marshes User Group are local people who use, appreciate and try to protect and enhance Hackney Marshes, including East Marsh and Wick Woodland. The community tree nursery is a volunteer-run project on the marsh and holds a Community Green Flag award. It grows young trees for planting by community groups across Hackney, and maintains a forest garden and sustainable apiary.
Wildlife on the Marshes
To find out more about the locations of various habitats on the Marshes visit Hackney Marshes User Group.
See management plan (PDF 15mb)
Unauthorised events injunction
In 2020, following a number of unauthorised events at Hackney Marshes that caused disruption to nearby residents, damage to wildlife and put people at risk from coronavirus, we successfully sought an interim injunction, coupled with a power of arrest, to prevent them while we explored longer-term options.
On 13 May 2021, the injunction order was discharged by the High Court following a request by the Council. Further details can be found in the sealed order and notice (13 May 2021):
- London Borough of Hackney vs persons unknown sealed order and notice (13 May 2021)
- notice of injunction
- power of arrest
- sealed court order
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