Coronavirus – parks
Our parks remain open, but outdoor gyms, water fountains, play areas and multi-use games areas are now closed. People using the parks to exercise must stay two metres apart and not gather in groups. We are arranging for prominent signs about social distancing in parks.
Please see each park’s page for updates about the availability of facilities.
Volunteering in parks
Getting involved in your local green space is a great way to get out, get some exercise and meet new people. There’s a whole range of projects taking place in Hackney’s parks that you can get involved in, such as food-growing, physical activities, gardening, and nature sessions.
Every Thursday 10am – 2pm
Join us for our regular Thursday community volunteering days. Meet at the South Lodge by the gates on Stoke Newington High Street at 9.30am for a cup of tea and then join us in our work conserving and improving the landscape at Abney Park. Activities include:
- gardening near the main entrance
- building new paths out in the Park
- clearing unwanted plants from front-row graves and sowing wild flower seed
We welcome everyone but please email email@example.com before volunteering for the first time.
Find out more about the wide range of volunteering opportunities at Abney Park, from gardening and helping at events to researching the people buried in the park, by emailing us.
Allen’s Gardens, Clissold Park and Springfield Park
Get involved in organic growing with social enterprise, Growing Communities:
Please turn up at 10am the first time you come along.
Robin Hood Community Garden
Weekly gardening sessions and work days in the award winning Robin Hood Community Garden, Sundays, 1pm-4pm.
The Tree Musketeers are volunteers who plant, protect and help preserve trees in Hackney. They provide tree care and watering sessions as well as guided walks in a number of Hackney’s parks. The Tree Musketeers run regular volunteer sessions at the tree nursery and edible forest garden. Anyone is free to turn up at the following times:
- Tuesday, 10am-3pm
- Friday, 10am-3pm
London Wildlife Trust
There are a number of active park user groups in Hackney. These groups contribute significantly to parks and green spaces in Hackney through the voluntary activity of members who feel strongly about the care and improvement of Hackney’s green spaces.
We sometimes host corporate volunteering events in our parks. If you’re interested in hosting one, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.