In 2019 £2 million was provided for a community led improvement project in Shoreditch Park. Over 1,900 local people and park users took part in our public consultations, providing ideas to shape the designs for the park and feedback on the proposals.
Planning approval was granted in June 2021 and, whilst work to improve the Park has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, we are looking to start work on site in late 2021.
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.
- adventure playground
- beach volleyball court
- football pitch
- giant boulder for rock climbing
- play area
- public art
- rugby pitch
- TfL cycle hire docking station
- two ping pong tables
Booking sport pitches and courts
Britannia site development proposal
The brand new Britannia Leisure Centre is nearly complete. When it’s open the new leisure centre will include a café and toilets accessible from the Park.
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.