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 Football on Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes

Hackney Marshes is internationally known as the spiritual home of Sunday league football, with 82 football, rugby and cricket pitches on North and South Marsh and Mabley GreenHackney Marsh site map (PDF, 728KB).

Improvements to Hackney Marshes

Find out about the plans for improvements to the Hackney Marshes Pavilion, Mabley Green and East Marsh.

Hackney Marshes Centre

The award winning Hackney Marshes Centre provides 31 spacious changing rooms, a café and public terrace. It is a great venue for conferences, weddings, educational events and community events.

Opening times: Monday to Sunday, 8am-6pm.

 

Amenities

A multi-million pound improvement plan for Hackney Marshes is improving pitches, changing rooms, footpaths, cycle ways and community facilities.

  • Trim trail
  • Bird hide
  • Conservation area
  • Tree nursery
  • Ranger office
  • Emergency phone
  • Football pitches
  • Cricket pitches
  • Mini football pitches
  • Education/meeting rooms
  • Changing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Café / bar
  • Rugby pitches

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.

Mabley Green

Located next to Hackney Marshes, Mabley Green is developing its own sporting and leisure facilities and changing rooms.

Sports pitch bookings and enquiries

Sports pitch bookings are managed by Better. To book pitches call 020 8986 7955, email hackney.marshes@gll.org  or visit Better - Hackney Marshes.

Hackney Marshes User Group

Hackney Marshes User Group are local people who use, appreciate and try to protect and enhance Hackney Marshes, including East Marsh and Wick Woodland. The Community Tree Nursery is a volunteer-run project on the marsh and holds a Community Green Flag award. It grows young trees for planting by community groups across Hackney, and maintains a forest garden and sustainable apiary. 

Getting to the Marshes

Car or foot

Entrance to the Hackney Marshes Centres is off Homerton Road (B112) where there is a car park and bicycle stands. The post code is E9 5PF.

Bicycle

The Lee Navigation Towpath, connecting Luton and Bow passes by the Hackney Marshes. To get to the Hackney Marshes Centre or Mabley Green exit at the Homerton Road exit or at Cow Bridge. For information on the walk visit Transport for London.

Rail

Homerton Station and Hackney Wick Station on the London Overground Line are both located 1 mile from the Hackney Marshes Centre.

Bus

Routes 236, 276, 308, W15 and N26 all run to the Hackney Marshes Centre. Transport for London buses to Hackney Marshes (PDF, 599KB).

Wildlife on the Marshes

To find out more about the locations of various habitats on the Marshes visit Hackney Marshes User Group. See also the Hackney Marshes Improvements page to find out about Biodiversity on the Marshes.

Barbecues

Barbecues are not permitted anywhere on Hackney Marshes. If you wish to hold a barbecue, there is a dedicated area in London Fields.

Dogs

Dogs are excluded from the 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

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Page updated: 23 Jun 2014 


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Contact details

Hackney Marshes
Homerton Road
E9 5PF
Opening Times
24 hour access.
Email: parks@hackney.gov.uk
Tel:020 8986 7955

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