Stoke Newington Common

Stoke Newington Common lies between Stoke Newington and Clapton and consists of four sections of green space, each with their own character. Although relatively small, the Common provides a much needed and highly valued green space for surrounding residents, escape from busy roads and provides a very popular children’s play area.

User group

The user group have helped transform Stoke Newington Common. To date they’ve:

  • raised funds for, designed and built a new playground
  • commissioned and built new seating from recycled wood
  • planted many trees, hedges, and spring bulbs, and done so by involving local people and schools
  • restored the drinking fountain which lay disused for over 20 years
  • succeeded in getting a reduction in the speed limit along Northwold Rd, to assist children walking to school, as well as using the playground
  • organised events including an annual picnic and fun day, games days, history tours, cycling events, planting, environmental and plant-care days, knitting sessions and more

How to get involved

If you’d like to get involved, please contact Stoke Newington User Group (SNUG).


Barbecues are not allowed on Stoke Newington Common.


Dogs are excluded from the play area. Council officers have the power to request that dogs are put on leads if they are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if their owner doesn’t have appropriate control over them. More information on dogs in parks.

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Page updated on: 29 June 2021

Stoke Newington Common


1 Northwold Road
N16 7DH


Opening times

  • 24 hours a day