Clissold Park and Clissold House

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.


  • paddling pool
  • park office
  • pond dipping platform
  • table tennis table
  • refreshment kiosk
  • river
  • tennis courts
  • toilets and accessible toilets
  • wheels park

Paddling pool

Our paddling pools are open from Saturday 25 May until Sunday 29 September as they're closed each winter for repairs and need a period of warm weather to dry before they can be filled.

Clissold Park paddling pool is open:

25 May until 1 September

  • Monday: closed for cleaning
  • Tuesday: 11am - 7pm
  • Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
  • Thursday: closed for cleaning
  • Friday: 11am - 7pm
  • Saturday: 11am - 7pm
  • Sunday: 11am - 7pm

Bank Holidays

  • Bank Holiday Monday: 11am - 7pm
  • Tuesday: closed for cleaning
  • Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
  • Thursday: closed for cleaning
  • Friday: 11am - 7pm
  • Saturday: 11am - 7pm
  • Sunday: 11am - 7pm

1 September until 29 September

  • Monday: closed
  • Tuesday: closed
  • Wednesday: closed
  • Thursday: closed
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: 11am - 7pm
  • Sunday: 11am - 7pm

Clissold House

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

New buggy park at Clissold House

If you're attending classes at Clissold House with prams or pushchairs, please use our new buggy park - in the rose garden next to the house - where you can lock them up, so we can: 

  • make the house safer and more accessible
  • protect the grade II listed building, (which has only got one small lift and some very narrow corridors) from damage from the large number of buggies
  • use the former dining room as a quiet room, or for extra seating when the cafe's full

If you're using the ground floor toilets or visiting the cafe you'll still be able to bring your buggy into the house.


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 management

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

You can put on plays, films, live music, recorded music and dance performances in our licensed area [pdf, 269.31KB]. Find out about holding events in parks

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. 

User survey


Barbecues are not allowed in Clissold Park.


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

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