Hackney has the largest expanse of green spaces in inner London. We have 58 parks, gardens and open spaces totalling over 300 hectares and ranging from the largest concentration of football pitches in Europe at Hackney Marshes to the beautiful and historic settings of Springfield and Clissold parks.
See our parks and green spaces list for information about Hackney's 58 parks. You can also find your nearest park on a map and see a list of our play areas.
Submit a parks service request or report a problem
We need your views on parks and open spaces in Hackney
We're keen to get a better understanding of the leisure and recreational needs within the borough and would like to know what you think about your existing open spaces. It's important that we understand how you use them and what changes you'd like to see, so that we can work out how to improve them.
If you're interested in the future of open spaces in Hackney, please complete our short survey. It takes about 10 minutes.
We are also doing some site specific consultations and surveys on our parks and their use in November and December. For details, see the latest edition of the Parks newsletter.
Walking and cycling in Hackney's parks
We encourage responsible cycling in our parks and ask everyone to consider other park users when riding on public paths. See our cycling in parks code of conduct [pdf, 298.8Kb] for more information.
There's cycle parking in many of our parks and a Santander Cycle Hire docking station in Shoreditch Park. Sustrans provide information on the cycle routes that run through our parks.
- find ot more about walking in Hackney, including Hackney parks walking routes
- find out more about cycling in Hackney, including Hackney cycle routes
Green Flag awards
21 of our parks have been awarded Green Flags. Keep Britain Tidy award them to the best green spaces in the country. Only parks with long term plans to maintain their high standards qualify for the awards. See the list of parks and green spaces to see our winners.
Parks user groups
If you'd like to help care for and improve your local green spaces, you can join one of Hackney's 21 parks user groups.