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 Green. Hackney Marsh site map (PDF, 728KB).
Find out about the plans for improvements to the Hackney Marshes Pavilion, Mabley Green and East Marsh.
Following a public consultation to hear views on the possibility of holding entertainment events on Hackney Marshes, we have listened to the concerns raised and decided not to apply for permission to hold major public events on this occasion. Read the consultation report.
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
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
- 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.
Located next to Hackney Marshes, Mabley Green is developing its own sporting and leisure facilities and changing rooms.
Sports pitch bookings and enquiries
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.
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.
Homerton Station and Hackney Wick Station on the London Overground Line are both located 1 mile from the Hackney Marshes Centre.
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
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.
Page updated: 19 Nov 2013