Play area improvement
We are improving the play area in Haggerston Park. Our plans include making it bigger, adding more equipment so that it appeals to a wider age range of children and making it more accessible.
The designs for each play area are being reviewed using feedback received during the consultation. Work will start in Winter 2021 with the improved play areas opening in Spring 2022.
Haggerston Park is in the south-west corner of Hackney, bordering Hackney Road. The park was developed in two phases in the 1950s and 1980s transforming the bomb-damaged gas works and housing area.
The northern half of the park was developed first and was laid out following a nautical theme. The southern half followed and included the development of Hackney City Farm.
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.
- all Weather 3G football pitch
- athletics track (seasonal)
- BMX cycle track
- children’s play area
- community food growing area and orchard
- conservation area and pond
- Hackney City Farm
- multi-usage games area for tennis, football, basketball, and netball
- Sebright Children’s Centre
- sports changing rooms
- table tennis table
- toilets (accessible)
- trim trail (wood multi-gym apparatus)
Booking the facilities
For more information about booking the above facilities, please call 020 8986 7955 or see sports pitches and courts.
The BMX track is accessible whenever the park is open and is free to use. If you would like to learn how to ride the track, Hackney BMX Club run coaching sessions every Sunday, 10am-12noon.
Please note: the track is closed for club sessions 10am-2.30pm every Sunday.
Orchard and food growing space
The community orchard and food growing garden is slowly taking shape. Raised beds have been installed in the orchard area adjacent to the BMX track. If you’d like to get involved in community food growing, please contact Georgia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Haggerston Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Haggerston Park user group
Haggerston Park user group meets every six weeks to discuss developments in the park. They work closely with Hackney City Farm to organise events and volunteer days in the park. All are welcome. Email email@example.com for more information and to join.
Hackney City Farm
For over 20 years, Hackney City Farm has been giving the local community the opportunity to experience farming right in the heart of the city. It offers an opportunity for children and adults to get up close to a range of farmyard animals.
Barbecues are not allowed in Haggerston Park.
Dogs are excluded from the play area and sports facilities. Council Officers have the power to request that dogs are put on leads if they are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if their owner does not have appropriate control over them. More information on dogs in parks.
Temporary school in Haggerston Park
The Council is using the old parks depot site in Haggerston Park as a temporary location for a new school until 2022, while 2 new schools are built in the borough. Once the school is removed from the site, the area will be turned into a publicly accessible part of the park, in full consultation with the local community. Find out more.
Keep up to date with Hackney parks
- Closing times:
- 1-13 Jan: 4.30pm
- 14-24 Jan: 5pm
- 25 Jan-7 Feb: 5.30pm
- 8-28 Feb: 6pm
- 1-14 Mar: 6.30pm
- 15-27 Mar: 7pm
- 28 Mar-4 Apr: 8pm
- 5-18 Apr: 8.30pm
- 19 Apr-9 May: 9pm
- 10 May-8 Aug: 9.30pm
- 9-22 Aug: 9pm
- 23 Aug-19 Sep: 8pm
- 20 Sep-3 Oct: 7pm
- 4-17 Oct: 7pm
- 18-30 Oct: 6.30pm
- 31 Oct-28 Nov: 5pm
- 29 Nov-31 Dec: 4.30pm