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 formal gardens and conservation areas and has extensive views across Walthamstow Marshes.
The park holds a Green Flag award. Green Flags 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
- 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
You can 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 the Hackney City Tennis clubs website for more information.
You can book cricket pitches by calling 020 8986 7955.
Springfield restoration project
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has recently announced that we have been successful in the first round of bidding for money to improve the borough's sweeping Springfield Park in the north of the borough.
We've developed our plans in partnership with Springfield Park User Group and they include refurbishment of all of the park's buildings - which date back to the mid-19th century - upgrade work on the park's footpaths, play equipment, gates, as well as help to preserve and enhance the park's magnificent landscape. Before we applied, we asked park users for their thoughts on what improvement they'd like to see.
The HLF has pledged to provide nearly £3.2 million for these works, but we are required to submit a second-round application to secure it. The National Lottery affiliate will donate more than £180,000 for development of the bid. We have now got until June 2017 to develop our bid.
If you'd like to get involved with this project or consultations on the future of Springfield Park please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. You can contact them at email@example.com.
- 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)
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 Springfield Park
Springfield Park running group
All sessions include stretching and warm ups. Find our more about the Springfield Park running group.
Springfield Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Dogs are excluded from the play area and sports facilities. Council Officers have the power to ask for dogs to be put on leads if they are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if the 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: 3 Aug 2015