Clapton Pond has existed since the 1600s. The pond was re-landscaped for public use in the late 1800s to the pattern that largely survives today. In 2004 funds were successfully raised by the Clapton Pond neighbourhood action group to implement modern improvements to this historic space. As a result of the restoration project, Clapton Pond has become a vibrant and well used community park.
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. In 2010 Clapton Pond was also awarded a Silver Gilt in London in Bloom in the small park category. Check Clapton Pond Facebook page for events like the Clapton conference and information on Clapton Pond and the resident ducks.
The history of the park was unearthed by our archives department and was featured in Hackney Today. The article gives the brief history of the pond from its construction in the 1600s when James I was on the throne up to its present day, complete with play area, duck houses and Green Flag.
Clapton Pond neighbourhood action group
Clapton Pond Neighbourhood Action Group (CPNAG) was formed in 2002 to help improve Clapton Pond and the surrounding area. CPNAG hold regular meetings to discuss ways to improve the area. Contact: Ian Rathbone (chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbecues are not allowed in Clapton Pond. If you'd like to hold a barbecue, there is a dedicated area in London Fields.