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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, 8.8MB) 


  • 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 have invested around £700,000 in Millfields Park. We have improved the pathways, walls and sport surfaces, renewed the play area, removed railings, are replacing the park furniture, have remodelled the entrances, are upgrading the toilets and working to maintain the trees. We will are just completing the repurposing of the old paddling pool area.

Layby removal

We have removed the layby to the South of Hillstowe Street, which 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 have filled the removed layby area with soil and installed a new kerb, as well as moved the four lamp columns that currently light the footpath to the new kerb line. The layby area will remain fenced for a few months to allow the grass to establish.

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: 22 Dec 2015 

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Contact details

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