Millfields Park

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.

The Lea Navigation borders the park and links it to Springfield Park to the north and Hackney Marshes to the south.


  • athletics track (seasonal)
  • basketball
  • children’s play area
  • community orchard
  • conservation area
  • cricket pitch
  • dog-free area
  • football pitch
  • ranger office
  • river
  • tennis courts
  • trim trail (wooden gym apparatus)

Improvements programme

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

The Millfields user group (MUG) campaigns to improve the park. You can contact the group directly on, or subscribe to their mailing list.e


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.

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Page updated on: 18 October 2021

Millfields Park


Lea Bridge Road
E5 0AR


Opening times

  • 24 hours a day