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Haggerston Park

Haggerston Park is in the south west corner of Hackney, bordering Hackney Road. The park was developed in two phases in the 1950s and 1980s transforming the bomb damaged gas works and housing area.  The northern half of the park was developed first and was laid out following a nautical theme. The southern half followed and included the development of Hackney City Farm.

The park holds a Green Flag award. The awards are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.

Amenities

  • accessible toilets
  • all Weather 3G football pitch
  • athletics track (seasonal)
  • BMX cycle track
  • children’s play area
  • community food growing area and orchard
  • conservation area and pond

Booking the facilities

For more information about booking the above facilities, please call 020 8986 7955 or see sports pitches and courts.

BMX track

The BMX track is accessible whenever the park is open and is free to use. If you would like to learn how to ride the track, Hackney BMX Club run coaching sessions every Sunday, 10am-12noon.

Orchard and food growing space

The community orchard and food growing garden is slowly taking shape. Raised beds have been installed in the orchard area adjacent to the BMX track. If you’d like to get involved in community food growing, please contact Georgia at thehaggerstonorchard@gmail.com.

Events

Haggerston Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.

Haggerston Park user group

Haggerston Park user group meets every six weeks to discuss developments in the park. They work closely with Hackney City Farm to organise events and volunteer days in the park. All are welcome. Email haggerstonparkusergroup@gmail.com for more information and to join.

History

Hackney City Farm

For over 20 years, Hackney City Farm has been giving the local community the opportunity to experience farming right in the heart of the city. It offers an opportunity for children and adults to get up close to a range of farmyard animals.

Barbecues

Barbecues are not allowed in Haggerston Park.

Dogs

Dogs are excluded from the play area and sports facilities. Council Officers have the power to request that dogs are put on leads if they are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if their owner does not have appropriate control over them. More information on dogs in parks.

Temporary school in Haggerston Park

The Council is using the old parks depot site in Haggerston Park as a temporary location for a new school until 2022, while 2 new schools are built in the borough. Once the school is removed from the site, the area will be turned into a publicly accessible part of the park, in full consultation with the local community. Find out more.

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Page updated on: 12 July 2019

Haggerston Park

Address

Yorkton Street
London
E2 8NH

Opening times

  • 7.30am
  • Closing times:
  • 1 Jan to 13 Jan: 4.30pm
  • 14 Jan to 27 Jan: 5pm
  • 28 Jan to 10 Feb: 5.30pm
  • 11 Feb to 3 Mar: 6pm
  • 4 Mar to 17 Mar: 6.30pm
  • 18 Mar to 30 Mar: 7pm
  • 31 Mar to 7 Apr: 8pm
  • 8 Apr to 21 Apr: 8.30pm
  • 22 Apr to 12 May: 9pm
  • 13 May to 4 Aug: 9.30pm
  • 5 Aug to 18 Aug: 9pm
  • 19 Aug to 1 Sept: 8.30pm
  • 2 Sept to 15 Sept: 8pm
  • 16 Sept to 29 Sept: 7.30pm
  • 30 Sept to 13 Oct: 7pm
  • 14 Oct to 26 Oct: 6.30pm
  • 27 Oct to 24 Nov: 5pm
  • 25 Nov to 31 Dec: 4.30pm