Haggerston Park is in the south west corner of Hackney, bordering Hackney Road. The park was developed in two phases in the 1950's and 1980's 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to join.
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 Haggerston Park community orchard and food growing garden is slowly taking shape. An old fence has been removed, the ground has been cleared and prepared and 200 plants have been planted. So far 180 volunteers have helped prepare the ground, dig holes, fill holes, mulch, turn compost, put up fencing and plant edible plants.
Haggerston Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Booking the facilities
For more information about booking the above facilities, please call 020 8986 7955 or see sports pitches and courts.
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.
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Barbecues are not allowed in Haggerston Park. If you'd like to hold a barbecue, there is a dedicated area in London Fields.
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.