Butterfield Green

Butterfield Green is a small local park in Stoke Newington. A community orchard, which was planted on the site by local people, won a British urban regeneration award (BURA).

The park holds a Green Flag award. The awards are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded to ensure that the quality of the green space remains high.


  • community orchard
  • 2 table tennis tables
  • 2 play areas
  • playable stream and water pump
  • floodlit multi use games area
  • trim trail
  • basketball court
  • seating areas
  • flowerbeds

Improvements to recreation facilities at Butterfield Green

We are pleased to announce the completion of a new trim trail facility at Butterfield Green. The 4 piece trail has been funded by the London Marathon Trust and was in response to the request for better recreational and fitness options for adults.

The basketball practice court and multi use game areas have also been refurbished thanks to funding from the Mayor's Sports Facilities Fund and the London Marathon Trust.

You might also notice the orchard path has also been improved, with a better surface for everyone to enjoy this space. 

Butterfield Green user group

The Butterfield Green user group (part of the Shakespeare neighbourhood residents association‚Äč) helps care for the site with monthly community gardening days and regular events. Contact butterfieldgreen@googlemail.com.

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Planting day 

The Butterfield Green user group worked alongside the parks, operations and development teams to improve the planting in the prairie bed at the Allens Road entrance. There are further plans to replace the temporary wire fencing around this area and a separate project to plant a woodland garden and path alongside the Wordsworth Road boundary.


Barbecues are not allowed on Butterfield Green. If you'd like to hold a barbecue, there is a dedicated area in London Fields.


Dogs are excluded from the play areas in Butterfield Green. The Council has 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.

Page updated: 22/05/2018 14:54:27