Shoreditch Park improvements
The Shoreditch Park improvement consultation is now closed. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback and ideas to improve the park.
We’ll be sharing our plans and designs for the park in the new year – if you’d like updates please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Shoreditch Park’ in the subject line.
We’ll be sharing the designs and a summary report later in the year for you to comment on. Sign up to receive the latest project news, updates and plans.
Shoreditch Park is one of the borough’s largest parks at 7.1 hectares and serves the South of Hackney. It’s well used, offers a wide variety of facilities including public art, and holds a Green Flag award – an award given annually to the best parks in the country.
There was terraced housing on the site until it suffered bomb damage during World War II. The pre-fab housing that replaced it was removed between 1964 and 1973, creating the park.
Booking sport pitches and courts
Hackney Playbus will be at Rowley Gardens, N4 1HH, 1-3pm (except bank holidays). Last session before Christmas break: Monday 16 December, back on Monday 13 January.
Hackney Playbus is a small charity that runs free stay and play sessions for families with children aged 0-4 years old. The Playbus travels to different parts of the borough, bringing fun and games out into the community. Sessions run whatever the weather, and tea and coffee are available. All sessions are free and families are welcome to drop in at any time.
Britannia site development proposal
Plans for a brand new leisure centre, a new secondary school and housing – including around 80 affordable homes have been approved by the Council after a public consultation.
The redevelopment of the Britannia Leisure Centre site, next to the park, will provide 900 much-needed secondary school places plus a sixth form, state-of-the-art new leisure facilities – including a café and toilets accessible from Shoreditch Park, as well as around 480 new homes, approximately 80 of which will be affordable, to part fund the community facilities.
There is a TfL Santander cycle hire docking station in the park. The first 30 minutes are free and after joining the scheme you can cycle all over London. The docking station is next to the play area and joins a number of others in Shoreditch.
The Britannia Leisure Runners meet every Tuesday at 5.30pm at the entrance of Britannia Leisure Centre.
Shoreditch Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Barbecues are not allowed in Shoreditch Park.
Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively or causing damage, or are out of your control, Council officers have the power to request that you put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.