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.

See Millfields Park management plan 2022 to 2027 (PDF 8.3mb).

See Map of Millfields Park (PDF 1mb)



  • 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)

Outdoor childcare sessions with Forest Grove

Forest Grove Hackney is a fully outdoor classroom for 3-5 year olds. This Ofsted registered childcare provision follows the Forest School Ethos and operates during term time from Mondays to Fridays 9am-3pm.

They also offer an out-of-term Holiday Club for 3-5 year olds as well as a weekly Nature Club sessions for 2 year olds.

This fully outdoor classroom encourages nature based child-led learning through play and lots of movement.

Activities include going on bug hunts; den building; foraging; exploring the marshes and local nature reserves; arts & crafts; songs & story-telling; learn about sustainability; using tools safely; tree climbing and having lots of fun outdoors.

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.


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: 21 March 2024

Millfields Park


Chatsworth Road
E5 9QX


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9am to 5pm, Wednesday – 9am to 4pm
    020 8356 3000

Opening times

  • 24 hours a day


Closing times:

  • 1 January to 21 January  – 5pm
  • 22 January to 4 February – 5.30pm
  • 5 February to 25 February – 6pm
  • 26 February to 10 March  – 6.30pm
  • 11 March to 24 March – 7pm
  • 25 March to 7 April – 8pm
  • 8 April to 21 April – 8.30pm
  • 22 April to 5 May – 9pm
  • 6 May to 11 August – 9.30pm
  • 12 August to 18 August – 9pm
  • 19 August to 8 September – 8.30pm
  • 9 September to 15 September – 8pm
  • 16 September to 6 October – 7.30pm
  • 7 October to 13 October – 7pm
  • 14 October to 27 October – 6.30pm
  • 28 October to 31 December – 5pm