This large green space is much loved by its local community. The park is formed of three spaces which are dissected by the busy Lea Bridge and Chatsworth roads.
The open character of the park is framed by stunning avenues of mature plane and elm trees which trace the paths across the park. The Lea Navigation borders the park and links it to Springfield Park to the north and Hackney Marshes to the south.
Over the next year the Council will be investing around £700,000 in maintaining and improving Millfields. Some of these works are already in progress and the entire programme is due to be complete by the end of 2014.
The programme will include pathway repairs and renewal, wall repairs, tree works, play area renewal, a solution for the future use of the old paddling pool area, railing removal, replacement park furniture, remodelled entrances, an upgrade of the toilet block and improvements to the sports surfaces.
Once these works are complete, the Council will also explore the viability of developing a play area in the southern area of Millfields, subject to adequate funding being available.
There will be public consultation on proposals for the old paddling pool and the play area over the summer. In the meantime, if you would like to get involved you can join the Millfields User Group or alternatively contact the Council direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- athletics track (seasonal)
- children's play area
- conservation area
- cricket pitch
- dog-free area
- football pitch
- ranger office
- tennis courts
- trim trail (wooden gym apparatus)
- community orchard.
Play area improvements
The play area is currently closed for improvements and repairs. A playable timber entrance, fallen log climbing feature, sandpit and small play house are now installed. A platform house, car tyre swing and new railings will be completed this week. The play area is due to be open on the 26 January. New playground layout (PDF, 435KB).
Outdoor childcare sessions with Free Range Urban Kids
Free Range Urban Kids provide holiday clubs for children aged 4 and above and outdoor, morning and afternoon childcare sessions for the under 5s on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term time. The sessions are run by experienced forest school practitioners and take place in South Millfields Park, with excursions to the neighbouring natural spaces. They allow children to explore the local flora and fauna, learn from first hand experience and play in a natural environment. Activities include tree climbing, bug hunts, nature trails and den building.
Booking courts and pitches
Millfields Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Free group exercise classes
Our Parks is a brand new initiative bringing free group exercise classes, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors, to Hackney parks.
The Millfields User Group (MUG) are a very active user group and have been instrumental in developing the park masterplan and improving the facilities it offers. they are currently working the improvement of play facilities in both North and South Millfields and the redevelopment of the Casimir Road entrance to the park.
- Subscribe to the mailing list - email email@example.com
- Contact the group directly - firstname.lastname@example.org
Millfields user survey
Hackney parks newsletter
If you are interested in being informed of what's happening in Hackney's parks, sign up to our monthly newsletter by emailing email@example.com
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.
Page updated: 9 Feb 2015