Joe White Gardens

In September 2023 we announced the renaming of Aske Garden to Joe White Gardens. Joe White was an inspirational basketball coach and youth leader. He started his career as a professional basketball player, becoming the most successful youth coach of his generation, a record that remains unsurpassed.

A short walk from Old Street and just South of Shoreditch Park, these delightful gardens are framed by tall trees and boast a popular tennis court and multi-use games area.

The gardens were refurbished in 2012 and  in 2014 were awarded 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.

See Joe White Gardens management plan (google doc).



  • multi-use games area
  • tennis court
  • seating areas


There is one tennis court in Joe White Gardens. For information about how to book, visit Hackney City Tennis Club or call 020 8800 0680.

Book a court


Barbecues are not allowed in Joe White Gardens.


Dogs in parks must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs are excluded from the sports facilities. More information on dogs in parks.

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Page updated on: 7 November 2023

Joe White Gardens


Pitfield Street
N1 6BY



Closing times:

  • 1 Jan to 8 Jan: 4.30pm      
  • 9 Jan to 22 Jan: 5pm
  • 23 Jan to 5 Feb: 5.30pm
  • 6 Feb to 26 Feb: 6pm
  • 27 Feb to 12 Mar: 6.30pm
  • 13 Mar to 25 Mar: 7pm
  • 26 Mar to 9 Apr: 8pm
  • 10 Apr to 23 Apr: 8.30pm
  • 24 Apr to 7 May: 9pm
  • 8 May to 6 Aug: 9.30pm
  • 7 Aug to 20 Aug: 9pm
  • 21 Aug to 3 Sep: 8.30pm
  • 4 Sep to 17 Sep: 8pm
  • 18 Sep to 1 Oct: 7.30pm
  • 2 Oct to 15 Oct: 7pm
  • 16 Oct to 29 Oct: 6.30pm
  • 20 Oct to 26 Nov: 5pm
  • 27 Nov to 31 Dec: 4.30pm