Hackney Road Recreation Ground

This open space is tucked away near the junction of Hackney Road and Columbia Road in Shoreditch. It is the last resting place of Thomas Fairchild a notable horticulturalist who discovered that plants have a sex. The space is framed by some stunning London plane trees and has a large area of hard standing suitable for events. 


  • table tennis table

Consultation on usage and renaming

We recently consulted residents and park users on the use of the park and on renaming it after Thomas Fairchild. See the results of the consultation

The park needs refurbishment and we're working with interested parties to raise funds to improve the space. If you'd like to get involved, please contact bruce.irving@hackney.gov.uk.

Friends of Hackney Road Recreation Ground

If you'd like to get involved in the future of this space, contact info@architrope.com or call 07825 600658.


Barbecues are not allowed in Hackney Road Recreation Ground. If you'd like to hold a barbecue, there is a dedicated area in London Fields


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All dogs in Hackney Road Recreation Ground must be on a lead at all times. More information on dogs in parks.

Page updated: 14/11/2016 10:10:45