Springfield Park officially opened as a public park in 1905 and takes its name from its unique geology. The park was formed from the grounds of three private houses, of which only Springfield House (The White House) remains. The park is 14.73 hectares in size, with formalised gardens and conservation areas and has extensive views across Walthamstow Marshes.
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.
To view a layout of the park download the Springfield Park site map (PDF, 227KB).
- athletics track (seasonal)
- table tennis table
- outdoor chess boards
- bowling green
- cricket pitch
- tennis courts
- conservation area
- children's playground
- ranger office
Springfield Park Café
The Springfield Park café is open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
Booking sports facilities
Book tennis courts at the tennis office in Clissold Park, or call 020 7254 4235. Opening hours: October-May Mon-Fri 10am-Sunset Sat-Sun 9am-Sunset and June-September: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm Sat-Sun 9am-8pm. See www.hackneycitytennisclubs.co.uk for more information.
Book cricket pitches by calling 020 8986 7955.
Springfield Park User Group (SPUG)
The User Group meets monthly and works closely with park staff and council management to discuss current issues, problems and joint projects as well as running events and raising funds.
- SPUG Minutes 3 July 2013 (Word, 18KB)
- SPUG Minutes 7 February 2013 (Word, 18KB)
- SPUG Minutes 12 June 2012 (Word, 18KB)
- SPUG Minutes 14 May 2012 (Word, 29KB)
- SPUG Minutes 3 April 2012 (Word, 20KB)
Springfield Park running group
The Springfield Park running group meets on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Springfield Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Springfield Park improvements
We are doing a feasibility study on the buildings in Springfield Park. The study will explore potential future uses of the White House, stable block, glass house and the bowling pavilion.
It will identify sustainable economic futures for them and guide future investment in them. The study is due to be completed by the end of summer 2013. MTW who are undertaking the study will be contacting stakeholder groups to harvest their ideas for the future use and management of the buildings.
For further information on the project please email email@example.com.
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.
Hackney parks newsletter
If you want to know what's happening in Hackney's parks, sign up to our monthly newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Page updated: 15 Nov 2013