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Shoreditch Park

Shoreditch Park is a 19 Hectare park in the South of Hackney. The park holds a Green Flag award. The awards are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.


The area now covered by Shoreditch Park was terraced housing until it suffered bomb damage during World War II. Temporary pre-fab housing was erected on the site but was cleared betweem 1964 and 1973, creating the park. Shoreditch Park site map (PDF, 437KB).


  • 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

Volleyball court repairs

The Beach Volleyball Court in Shoreditch Park will be closed from the 13 November for approximately two weeks for essential repairs and improvement works. The works will include installation of a new membrane under the sand, new edging, top-up of sand and repairs to the eroded soil banks.

Booking sport pitches and courts

Cycle hire

There is a TfL cycle hire docking station in the park. After joining the scheme you can cycle all over London. The first 30 minutes are free. 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 (SHUG)

The group was formed in 1966 to lobby for the intial creation of Shoreditch Park and has remained active to the present day. The group meets regularly to discuss issues in the park.

Shoreditch Park User Group is chaired by Anna Eagar. Contact if you are interested in joining.


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.

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Page updated: 12 Nov 2014 

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Contact details

Shoreditch Park
New North Road
N1 6TA
Opening Times
No restricted access.
Tel:020 8356 3000
020 7729 4485 (Tennis Court Bookings)