UK Power Networks
UK Power Networks are carrying out essential work in Hackney Downs/Millfields Park until November 2021, which involves upgrading power cables underneath each park. For more information, contact UKPN by emailing Tom.Parminter2@ukpowernetworks.co.uk.
We’re starting work on the proposed new cycleway between Lea Bridge and Dalston week commencing 27 September and expect to have it completed by the end of March 2022 (weather permitting).
It was identified in TfL’s strategic cycling analysis 2017, as a key area for existing and potential cycling. We’re committed to making Hackney’s roads safer for everyone living, working and visiting the borough. Creating an environment that will encourage more walking and cycling is a key part of our transport strategy and will help towards improving the borough’s air quality.
As part of the works, we’ll be putting footpath closures in place throughout Millfields Park and putting up signs showing the alternative footpaths. Please avoid walking in the area, which will be clearly marked with signs, cones and fencing. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Millfields Park is made up of 3 large open spaces around Lea Bridge and Chatsworth Road framed by avenues of mature plane and elm trees.
- athletics track (seasonal)
- children’s play area
- community orchard
- conservation area
- cricket pitch
- dog-free area
- football pitch
- ranger office
- tennis courts
- trim trail (wooden gym apparatus)
We’ve invested around £800,000 in Millfields in recent years. We’ve improved the pathways, walls and sport surfaces, renewed the play area, removed railings, remodelled the entrances, replaced park furniture, upgraded the toilets and built a new play area in Millfields Estate.
Outdoor childcare sessions with Free Range Urban Kids
Free Range Urban Kids are an Ofsted registered forest school who offer a forest kindergarten for children aged 3 to 7 years, from 9.15am to 3.15pm Monday to Friday during term time. They also offer holiday clubs for 5 to 8 year olds, after school clubs for 5 to 8 year olds and a stay and play for parents / carers and toddlers from 2 to 3 years old.
Children can hunt for bugs, climb trees, build dens, follow nature trails and explore the flora and fauna of South Millfields Park and the neighbouring natural areas.
Booking courts and pitches
Millfields Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Millfields user group
Barbecues are not allowed in Millfields Park.
Dogs are excluded from the play area and sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if you do not have appropriate control over them, Council officers can ask you to put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.