Trading in parks
We get many enquiries from people wishing to trade in Hackney’s parks – businesses often want to sell ice cream, coffee or other refreshments.
On this page:
- Can I trade in Hackney’s parks?
- I’ve seen a building or a space in a park that I’m interested in. Can I talk to someone about it?
- How do I get permission to trade?
- How do I know when opportunities are available?
- Where will opportunities be advertised?
- Can I apply to trade at events?
- Can I run personal training in parks?
- Can I give out sample products?
- I’m interested in running a market in Hackney’s parks
- Register for updates
Because of the high demand from traders, we’re not currently able to grant licences to everyone who wants to trade.
We occasionally advertise opportunities to those who have expressed interest in trading in our parks.
Because of the high volume of interest in our parks, if we offer any trading opportunity we would need to advertise it.
We’re unable to discuss ideas with people at this time. Register your interest and we’ll inform you of any opportunities that arise.
To enable all traders to have a fair opportunity to trade in our parks, any opportunity will be advertised and open to competition.
If you apply and are successful, you would sign a contract and license with the Council.
Please register your interest on this page and select ‘Business opportunities’. We’ll write to you if any business opportunities become available.
Most events in Hackney are put on by third party organisations, and you’ll need to contact them directly if you wish to trade at their events:
If you want to run a personal training service in our parks, you don’t currently need a license to trade.
Please make sure you don’t cause any damage to the parks, and please choose quieter parks and times of day to operate.
You should have a risk assessment in place. You’re not allowed to play music during your session.
We occasionally allow this. You’ll need permission to do so.
We’re not currently advertising any market opportunities in our parks. Please register for updates to hear about any future opportunities.