Shoreditch Park

Shoreditch Park is a 19 hectare park in the South of Hackney. The park holds a Green Flag award - an award given annually to the best parks in the country.


There was terraced housing on the site until it suffered bomb damage during World War II. The pre-fab housing that replaced it was was removed between 1964 and 1973, creating the park.


  • football pitch
  • rugby pitch
  • tennis courts
  • beach volleyball court 
  • two ping pong tables
  • giant boulder for rock climbing
  • amphitheatre
  • adventure playground
  • play area
  • TfL cycle hire docking station

Booking sport pitches and courts

Britania site development proposal

Britania leisure centre borders Shoreditch Park. We're considering whether it would be possible to build a new leisure centre to replace Britannia, which is coming to the end of its life, and a new secondary school to help meet the demand for school places for local children. This would be partly funded by the sale of housing, which would also be built on the site. If you're a Hackney resident, we'd like to know what you think about the proposals. The consultation is open until 12 February.

Have your say

Cycle hire

There is a TfL cycle hire docking station in the park. The first 30 minutes are free and after joining the scheme you can cycle all over London. The docking station is next to the play area and joins a number of others in Shoreditch.

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.

Running group

The Britannia Leisure Runners meet every Tuesday at 5.30pm at the entrance of Britannia Leisure Centre.


Shoreditch Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.

Shoreditch Park user group

The user group was formed in 1966 to lobby for the creation of Shoreditch Park and meets regularly to discuss issues in the park. It's chaired by Anna Eagar. If you're interested in joining, please contact


Barbecues are not allowed in Shoreditch Park. If you'd like to hold a barbecue, there is a dedicated area in London Fields.


Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively or causing damage, or are out of your control, Council officers have the power to request that you put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.

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