One of Hackney's best loved traditional parks, Clissold Park was opened in 1889 and has held a Green Flag award since 2006. Green Flags are awarded annually to the best green spaces in the country. Clissold Park and House were renovated in 2011 as part of an £8.9 million Heritage Lottery Fund restoration project.
The paddling pool is open 11am to 7pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, along with bank holidays. It's closed for cleaning on Mondays and Thursdays.
Clissold House is a Grade II* listed building in the middle of Clissold Park that hosts weddings, meetings and parties.
The café is open to the public seven days a week (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 8.30am-4pm. It's operated by Company of Cooks.
One of the most popular features of Clissold Park is the collection of animals, including the aviary, goats and small herd of fallow deer.
Deer have lived in the park since 1890, just one year after the Park was opened. Fallow deer typically live for around 10-12 years. We have a non-breeding herd, which means that there are no natural replacements for elderly deer. In November 2016 some of the older deer were selected for relocation to a private deer park in Devon, about four times the size of the Clissold Park deer paddock.
Before they were removed, seven young deer were introduced to the Clissold Park herd as replacements.
Holding your own events and activities
Clissold Park User Group (CPUG)
The Clissold Park User Group work closely with us to on joint projects. The group meets approximately every two months.
Barbecues are not allowed in Clissold Park. If you'd like to hold a barbecue, there is a dedicated area in London Fields.
Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. Council officers have the power to request that you put your dog on a lead if it's behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if you don't have appropriate control over it. More information on dogs in parks.