Hackney Marshes is internationally known as the spiritual home of Sunday league football, with 82 football, rugby and cricket pitches on North and South Marsh and Mabley Green.
Find out about the plans for improvements to Hackney Marshes.
Hackney Marshes Centre
The award winning Hackney Marshes Centre provides 31 spacious changing rooms, a café and a public terrace. It's a great venue for conferences, weddings, educational events and community events. For more information please contact us or visit Better - Hackney Marshes Centre.
Hackney Marshes Centre Christmas opening hours
- Mon 18 to Fri 22 Dec: 8am - 6pm, except Wed 20 Dec: closed
- Sat 23 Dec: 9am - 5pm
- Sun 24 Dec: 9am - 3pm
- Mon 25 Dec to Tue 2 Jan: closed
We're improving the pitches, changing rooms, footpaths, cycle ways and community facilities with our multi-million pound improvement plan.
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.
Grass football - peak time prices
- 11 a side: adult - £86.50, junior - £42
- 9 a side: adult - £74, junior - £37
- 7 side: adult - £64, junior - £32
- 5 a side: adult - £54, junior - £27
Peak times are evenings and weekends. See our full list of sports pitch prices across the borough for more information.
Sports pitch bookings and enquiries
Hackney Marshes user group
Hackney Marshes User Group are local people who use, appreciate and try to protect and enhance Hackney Marshes, including East Marsh and Wick Woodland. The community tree nursery is a volunteer-run project on the marsh and holds a Community Green Flag award. It grows young trees for planting by community groups across Hackney, and maintains a forest garden and sustainable apiary.
How to get to the Marshes
Car or foot
Entrance to the Hackney Marshes Centre is off Homerton Road (B112) where there is a car park and bicycle stands. The post code is E9 5PF.
The Lee Navigation Towpath, connecting Luton and Bow, passes by the Hackney Marshes. To get to the Hackney Marshes Centre or Mabley Green exit at the Homerton Road exit or at Cow Bridge. For information on the walk visit Transport for London.
Homerton station and Hackney Wick station on the London Overground Line are both located around 1 mile from the Hackney Marshes Centre.
Routes 236, 276, 308, W15 and N26 all run to the Hackney Marshes Centre.
Wildlife on the Marshes
Barbecues are not permitted anywhere on Hackney Marshes. If you'd like to hold a barbecue, there is a dedicated area in London Fields.
Dogs are excluded from the sports facilities. Council Officers have 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.