The path at the rear of Darcy House will be closed between 15 February and 19 March, due to works to the house. The path will be fenced off during this time.
London Fields is one of Hackney’s most popular parks. It’s classified as common land due to its history as a site for grazing animals and moving them to market at Smithfield. The park’s large grassy spaces are surrounded by London Plane trees. The park holds a Green Flag award – an award given annually to the best green spaces in the country.
To learn more about the principles of how the park will be managed over the coming year read The Management Plan.
Barbecues suspended in London Fields
Barbecue use at London Fields will continue to be suspended this year, as a result of damage to the park, high volumes of rubbish and increases in air pollution in the park during the summer months.
We will monitor air quality and other issues in the park so that the impact of suspending barbecue use can be measured.
The delegated powers report outlines the reasons for the suspension:
- paddling pool (closed)
- two children’s play areas
- cricket pitch
- pétanque area
- outdoor gym
- wildflower meadow
- sports changing rooms
- London Fields Lido
- Lido Cafe
- two tennis courts
- table tennis table
- accessible toilets
London Fields paddling pool to be refurbished
The paddling pool in London Fields is set to be replaced with new improved facilities that are integrated into the wider project to deliver a new learner pool at the Lido site. 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 will be closed for 2020 while consultation and work takes place.
Booking the facilities
London Fields is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out more about holding events in parks.
Love London Fields – litter and recycling
Please recycle your bottles and cans in the bins at the entrances to the park, take any non-recyclable rubbish with you when you leave and pick up your cigarette butts and bottle tops. Please also respect local residents by keeping noise to a minimum after dark.
Trading in London Fields
See trading in Hackney’s parks to find out more about trading in London Fields.
London Fields user group
The LFUG is a group of local residents and park users who work with us to maintain and improve the quality of the park and its facilities. They also look at sports provision, nature conservation and biodiversity. Follow LFUG on Facebook. Contact Mike Martin (chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively or causing damage, or are out of your control, council officers have the power to request that you put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.
Keep up to date with Hackney parks
London Fields injunction
Measures to limit antisocial behaviour remain in place at London Fields, after an injunction to prohibit loud music, nitrous oxide, raves, and urination and defecation was upheld following weeks of disturbance to local residents and park users.
These measures are in addition to an existing public space protection order that prohibits antisocial drinking across the borough.
- London Fields sealed order
- London Fields power of arrest
- London Fields judgement
- amended particulars on claim
- amended claim form