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Millfields Park

Millfields Park is made up of three large open spaces around Lea Bridge and Chatsworth Road. The park is framed by avenues of mature plane and elm trees which follow 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. Management plan (PDF, 5MB) 


  • athletics track (seasonal)
  • basketball
  • children's play area
  • conservation area
  • cricket pitch
  • dog-free area
  • football pitch
  • ranger office
  • tennis courts
  • trim trail (wooden gym apparatus)
  • river
  • community orchard.

Millfields Park gains its first Green Flag

We are pleased to announce that following lots of hard work by the Millfields User Group and our parks team that Millfields Park has been awarded a Green Flag. The Green Flag award scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.

Improvements programme

We're investing around £700,000 in Millfields Park. We'll be improving the pathways, walls and sport surfaces, renewing the play area, removing railings, replacing the park furniture, remodelling the entrances, upgrading the toilets and working to maintain the trees. We will also be repurposing the old paddling pool area.

Once this work is finished we will be looking at the possibility of developing a play area in the southern area of Millfields, providing funding is available.

Layby removal

We will be removing a layby on 28 September. This layby is to the South of Hillstowe Street, and is alongside the road leading from Hillstowe Street to the National Grid site. It has been used in the past by National Grid when they have occasionally moved large vehicles through the park.

We'll be removing the kerb, surface and base, the railings from Hillstowe Street to the National Grid site, the old footpath from Hillstowe Street up to the National Grid site, and the two metal posts at the Hillstowe Street entrance. We'll replace them with two fixed, black, cast iron bollards to match the existing ones.

We'll fill the removed layby area with soil and install a new kerb, as well as move the four lamp columns that currently light the footpath to the new kerb line. The work should take about four weeks.

Outdoor childcare sessions with Free Range Urban Kids

Free Range Urban Kids provide holiday clubs for children aged 4+ and outdoor, morning and afternoon childcare sessions for the under 5s on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term time. Children can, hunt for bugs, climb trees, build dens, follow nature trails and explore the flora and fauna of South Millfields Park and the neighbouring natural areas.

Booking courts and pitches

How to book courts and pitches.

Site map

Millfields site map (PDF, 1.2MB)


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

Free group exercise classes with Our Parks, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors.

Millfields User Group

The Millfields User Group (MUG) is an active user group that has been instrumental in developing the park masterplan and improving the facilities it offers. They are currently working on improving the play facilities in North and South Millfields and redeveloping the Casimir Road entrance.

Millfields user survey

View the Millfields Park User Survey July 2009 results.

Hackney parks newsletter

If you'd like to stay up to date with what's happening in Hackney's parks, sign up to our monthly newsletter by emailing


Dogs are excluded from the play area and sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if you do not have appropriate control over them, Council officers can ask you to put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.  

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Page updated: 18 Sep 2015 

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Contact details

Millfields Park
Lea Bridge Road
E5 0AR
Opening Times
24 hour access.
Tel:020 8356 3000