New gym equipment
We're installing pull up bars in the park and are hoping to start Monday 10 September. The work should last about a week.
We'll be keeping the area around the bars fenced off for a few weeks to allow the new surface to settle.
Millfields Park is made up of three large open spaces around Lea Bridge and Chatsworth Road framed by avenues of mature plane and elm trees. The Lea Navigation borders the park and links it to Springfield Park to the north and Hackney Marshes to the south.
- management plan [pdf, 12.83Mb]
- site map [pdf, 1.13Mb]
- Millfields masterplan (detailed site map) [pdf, 2.21Mb]
- masterplan report [pdf, 14.66Mb]
We've invested around £700,000 in Millfields Park. We've improved the pathways, walls and sport surfaces, renewed the play area, removed railings, remodelled the entrances, and are are replacing the park furniture, upgrading the toilets and working to maintain the trees.
The Conservation Volunteers have launched a free 'green gym' in Millfields Park, as part of a scheme to improve Londoners' wellbeing. Each workout session can involve anything from planting trees and flowers, to building nest boxes for wildlife. The gym is open to anyone but the project's is mainly aimed at people at risk of developing a mental illness.
Outdoor childcare sessions with Free Range Urban Kids
Free Range Urban Kids provide holiday clubs for children aged 4+ and outdoor, morning and afternoon childcare sessions for the under 5s on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during term time. Children can hunt for bugs, climb trees, build dens, follow nature trails and explore the flora and fauna of South Millfields Park and the neighbouring natural areas.
Booking courts and pitches
Millfields Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Free group exercise classes
Find out more about our free group exercise classes with Our Parks, led by experienced, fully qualified and insured instructors.
Millfields user group
The Millfields user group (MUG) has been instrumental in developing the park masterplan and improving the facilities it offers. They're currently working on improving the play facilities in North and South Millfields and redeveloping the Casimir Road entrance.
- subscribe to the group mailing list - email email@example.com
- contact the group directly - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hackney parks newsletter
Barbecues are not allowed in Millfields Park. The use of all barbecues in London Fields has also been suspended following safety advice to all London councils from the London Fire Brigade.
Dogs are excluded from the play area and sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively, causing damage, or if you do not have appropriate control over them, Council officers can ask you to put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.