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Springfield Park

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
  • toilets
  • conservation area
  • river
  • cafe
  • children's playground
  • fountains
  • pond
  • bandstand
  • 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 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

SPUG minutes

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.

Springfield Park improvements

A feasibility study on the buildings in Springfield Park was carried out in 2013 by MTW. The study explored potential future uses of the White House, stable block and the glass house in order to identify sustainable economic futures for them and guide future investment in them.

Following this study the council decided to submit an application to the HLF Parks for People programme in February 2015. We await the outcome of our submission.

If you would like to get involved with this project and be involved with the consultations about the future of Springfield Park please email

Management plan 2015 (PDF, 5MB)  


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.

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Page updated: 30 Apr 2015 

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Contact details

Springfield Park
Springfield Mansion
E5 9EF
Opening Times
The cafe is open daily during the summer. Park summer opening: Mon to Sun: 7.30am - 9.30pm. Winter opening Mon to Sun: 7.30am - 4.30pm.
Tel:020 8356 3000

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