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Sports pitches and courts


We have basketball facilities in the following parks. You can turn up and play at all of these facilities without booking

  • Clissold Park (1 hoop)
  • Butterfield Green (1 hoop)
  • Hackney Downs (2 courts)
  • Millfields (2 courts)

There are also basketball hoops in our multi use games areas. See below. 


For information about the cricket pitches at Hackney Downs, Hackney Marshes, London FieldsMillfields or Springfield Park, call 020 8986 7955 Monday to Friday 9am-3.30pm.


To book a football pitch on Hackney Marshes or a 3G pitch at Mabley Green or Haggerston Park call 020 8986 7955 Monday - Friday 9am-3.30pm or email

Multi use games areas 

Floodlit multi use games areas can be used for football, netball, tennis and basketball. They are free to use but you need to book in advance at certain times. To book, call 020 8986 7955 Monday-Friday 9am-3.30pm.You can book online for tennis, other activities will be available to book soon. Until then, please contact Hackney Marshes Centre.

There are multi use games areas areas in Aske Gardens, Butterfield GreenShepherdess Walk and Ufton Gardens. GLL manage Clissold ParkHackney Downs and Haggerston Park.

Haggerston Park

Booking neccessary 6pm-10pm (term time), dawn-dusk (weekends) and 8am-10pm (school holidays).

Hackney Downs and London Fields

Free to use during daylight hours. There is a fee for evening use due to the need for floodlights. Booking neccessary 6pm-9pm September to May.


Hackney City Tennis Club courts

For information about courts in the parks below, visit Hackney City Tennis Club or call 020 7254 4235 or book online.

Shoreditch Park

Shoreditch Park courts can be booked via Britannia Leisure Centre - please call 020 7729 4485.

Haggerston Park

Haggerston Park courts are managed by GLL and can be booked by calling 020 8986 7955 Monday-Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Table tennis

We have several permanent ping pong tables in Hackney. All are free to use whenever the park is open - just bring along bats and balls. There is no need to book. Tables are at:


To book a rugby pitch at Hackney Marshes, call 020 8986 7955 Monday - Friday 9am-3.30pm or email

For Spring Hill Recreation Ground or Shoreditch Park call 020 8986 7955 Monday-Friday 9am-3.30pm. 

Beach volleyball

If you wish to use the beach volleyball court in Shoreditch Park or want more information about playing beach volleyball, please contact the London Beach Volleyball Club.

Wheels Park

The Wheels Park at Clissold Park is open from dawn until dusk (while the park is open) and offers great facilities for skaters and BMXers of all levels and abilities. There is no need to book the facility - it is free to use and open to all.

BMX track

The BMX track at Haggerston Park is open from Dawn until Dusk (when the park is open). There is no need to book the facility - it is free to use and open to all. Hackney BMX Club occasionally run coaching sessions at the track - see Hackney BMX for more information.

Other sports

We occasionally mark out running tracks and softball pitches in our parks. If you would like to arrange this, or hire other green spaces for sports, please call 020 8986 7955 Monday-Friday 9am-3.30pm.

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Page updated: 21 Sep 2015 

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