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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 - an award given annually to the best parks in the country.

History

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. Shoreditch Park site map (PDF, 437KB).

Amenities

  • 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

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. Classes in Shoreditch Park

Running group

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

Events

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)

Shoreditch Park User Group was formed in 1966 to lobby for the creation of Shoreditch Park and is still active. The group meets regularly to discuss issues in the park. It is chaired by Anna Eagar. If you are interested in joining please contact parks@hackney.gov.uk

Dogs

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.

Hackney parks newsletter

Sign up to our monthly newsletter by emailing parks@hackney.gov.uk to keep up to date with what's happening in the park.

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Page updated: 14 May 2015 


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Contact details

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