Well Street Common

Well Street Common is an attractive and popular site in the south of Hackney with an impressive selection of London plane and chestnut trees. It’s designated common land and is used for community events and activities throughout the year.

To find out about how the park is managed, see our management plan (PDF 12mb)



  • community orchard
  • children’s play area
  • trim trail


Barbecues are not allowed in Well Street Common.


Dogs are not allowed in the play area. 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.

User group

Well Street Common user group organise the annual community festival. More information

Play improvements

We’re going to improve the play area on Well Street Common.

In 2022 we consulted park users, local residents and children on design proposals to improve the play area. Around 80% of those surveyed loved or liked the designs. We received Common Land consent for the play area improvements in March 2024.

Work to build the new play area will start on site in September 2024.

View the consultation report, the original designs and the updated designs:

View consultation report (google doc).

View play area designs (PDF 9mb).

View updated design (PDF 394kb).

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Page updated on: 25 March 2024

Well Street Common


Meynell Crescent
E9 7AS


Opening times

  • 24 hours a day


Closing times:

  • 1 January to 21 January  – 5pm
  • 22 January to 4 February – 5.30pm
  • 5 February to 25 February – 6pm
  • 26 February to 10 March  – 6.30pm
  • 11 March to 24 March – 7pm
  • 25 March to 7 April – 8pm
  • 8 April to 21 April – 8.30pm
  • 22 April to 5 May – 9pm
  • 6 May to 11 August – 9.30pm
  • 12 August to 18 August – 9pm
  • 19 August to 8 September – 8.30pm
  • 9 September to 15 September – 8pm
  • 16 September to 6 October – 7.30pm
  • 7 October to 13 October – 7pm
  • 14 October to 27 October – 6.30pm
  • 28 October to 31 December – 5pm