Play area improvements – update

This autumn, the play areas in Clapton Common, Hackney Downs, Stonebridge Gardens, and Well Street Common will all close for a complete refurbishment. Work will start in September 2024 and see the play areas transformed with new play equipment and landscaping to make them more challenging and fun. For more information and to see the designs, visit our park web pages.

In 2023, newly refurbished play areas reopened at Butterfield Green, Clapton Square, Haggerston Park and Stoke Newington Common. For more information, visit Hackney News – New play areas spotted across Hackney.

Hackney parks with play areas

Adventure playgrounds

  • Apples and Pears Adventure Playground, Pearson Street, E2 8EL. Tel: 020 7729 6062
  • Evergreen Adventure Playground, Beehive Close, (off Richmond Road), E8 3JT. Tel: 020 7275 9004
  • Hackney March Adventure Playground, Daubney Fields (off Kingsmead Way), E9 5PP. Tel: 020 8986 7245
  • Homerton Grove Adventure Playground, Wardle Street E9 5QG. Tel: 020 8985 9202
  • Kidsactive Adventure Playground Hackney (KAPH), Spring lane, Big Hill, Clapton E5 9HQ (open to all if spaces are available, but priority is given to children with special needs). Tel: 020 8806 6149
  • Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground, Shakespeare Walk, N16 8TL. Tel: 020 7249 8405
  • Shoreditch Adventure Playground, Mintern Street N1 5EF. Tel: 020 7729 3770

Play areas with accessible toilets

There are play areas with accessible toilets in the following parks:

Map of playgrounds

Play streets

You can apply for a temporary play street order, which allows you to close your street to through traffic for up to 3 hours per week, turning it into a play street.

Page updated on: 14 June 2024

Parks and Green Spaces


Neighbourhoods and Housing Directorate
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY


Opening times

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9am to 5pm (telephone)
  • Wednesday – 9am to 4pm (telephone)